Thank you for visiting our website.We are web based Slipper Store located in Japan and very excited to introduce you our various collections of the slippers.
But first, let me explain what we call “slipper” in Japan.
Most of the time, in Western countries, “slipper” means “a semi-closed type of shoe, consisting of a sole held to the wearer’s foot by a strap running over (or between) the toes or instep (Reference:Wikipedia)”. It is wearable shoes for outside, most of the time, and sometimes inside as well for comfort.
On the other hand, in Japan, when we say “slipper”, we think flat, in-house footwear item, and that is the kind we would like to spread to the world. …
In Japan, the word “slipper” means all indoor footwear. Since ancient times, it has been a deep rooted cultural tradition in Japan to take off one’s shoes in the house.
The reasons for this are due to lifestyles in Japan, with its “tatami” culture, as well as its climate and topography.
In a humid and rainy country like Japan, entering the house with one’s shoes on would damage the tatami mats and wooden floors.
Also, in the traditional “tatami” custom of sleeping on the floor, one needs to avoid tracking dirt into the house on their shoes.
However, the manners of “take your shoes off before entering the house” mean more than just this. …