“Kaminokuni” – Paper shoes by Kawahira

These shoes are made of Washi or traditional Japanese paper developed in Shimane, Japan. The special paper is called “Sekishu washi”, which has a history of over 1300 years. They are all handmade by only using organic materials. They are made for babies around one year old who has just started walking. The paper is strong enough for a baby to wear and walk, but they are also expected to be used as gifts for decorative purposes. “Kaminokuni” has won the grand prix at the Traditional Crafts Fair 2012 in Japan.

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