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make "SAMURAI Sandals"

Fujimi, Japan

Experience hosted by Mayumi

3 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in Japanese, English

What you'll do

First I will explain about 5 minutes while watching Japanese culture of shoes and photos why rice straw entered the life.
And you can touch real rice straw.
The sandals I make this time are not real rice straws, but I make it plastic rope that looks like real one.
We will hang a rope on the big toe,and let's start knitting.
For women, pants style is better than skirt.
It takes about 40 to 45 minutes for one leg, so it will be completed in about 90 minutes.
Let's walk and feel it.
The stimulation from the sole of the foot is very comfortable and it will be like a time slip in the Edo period.
And this samurai sandals are light and easy to care.
You can use in the hotel room and also
airplane.
And good for souvenirs,
How about souvenirs for your family or friend?
Other things to note
We walk to my house about 13 minutes from the station.
My house is not a big house, the person with large body might feel it is narrow.
But I think the size of a typical Japanese house.
It's a small house, please relax.
First I will explain about 5 minutes while watching Japanese culture of shoes and photos why rice straw entered the life.
And you can touch real rice straw.
The sandals I make this time are not real rice straws, but I make it plastic rope that looks like real one.
We will hang a rope on the big toe,and let's start knitting.
For women, pants style is better than skirt.
It takes about 40 to 45 minutes for one leg, so it wi…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Plastic ropes,Cloth,Crochet,Scissors
From $52
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Mayumi

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 34 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Let's learn how to make "SAMURAI Sandals" with me!
I am working as a YOGA instructor and a chiropractor besides making "SAMURAI Sandals".
I started making sandals made of pieces of left cloth or rice straw ,traditionally (KIMONO)cloth, ten years ago and wearing them at home.
I got some orders from some friends who saw it.
As a Yoga instructor, I think this sandals are good for our body.
They spread the fingers and the stimulation from the soles improvre the blood flow of the body.
If you are not concerned about allergies, please also try real rice straw.
In the old Japanese house, there were many rice straws in every family.
Let's make it happily while interchanging such a story.
Let's learn how to make "SAMURAI Sandals" with me!
I am working as a YOGA instructor and a chiropractor besides making "SAMURAI Sandals".
I started making sandals made of pieces of left cloth or rice straw ,traditionally (KIMONO)cloth, ten years ago and wearing them at home.
I got some orders from some friends who saw it.
As a Yoga instructor, I think this sandals are good for our body.
They spread the fingers and the stimulation from the soles improvre the blood flow o…
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Where you'll be

Fujimi City in Saitama Prefecture is a bed town of the peple who work in Tokyo.
This place is quiet and people living in a residential area feel calm and have a different atmosphere than the city.
The experience place is my house.
It is not a big house and it is a Japanese family.
Please relax, and have fun!
After experience, I recommend Kawagoe shightseeing that called "Koedo"at Kawagoe city station 6 train stops by train.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 34 reviews.

Levi
January 2020
Brilliant! Mayumi has a beautiful home and a passion for sharing her love of sandals and Japanese history! She is also a wonderful cook!
Virve
January 2020
Thank you for the excellent experience! Mayumi was very kind, the house lovely, small snacks great, crafting relaxing and I also learned a lot. Overall superb experience, couldn’t have wished for more! Please go if you are in in Tokyo area, truly worth it!
Thank you for the excellent experience! Mayumi was very kind, the house lovely, small snacks great, crafting relaxing and I also learned a lot. Overall superb experience, couldn’t…
Viia
January 2020
Such a lovely experience! We really enjoyed making the sandals, it was one of the hihlights of our trip. Mayumi was an excellent host & teacher, she is such a sweet person, wonderful hospitality.
Angela
July 2019
This is really a one-of-a-kind experience. Mayumi teaches you how to make your own Japanese samurai slippers that are comfortable and eco-friendly. Her explanation is easy to understand and follow. My left foot is slightly bigger than my right foot and my skin reacts even to Crocs, so getting a pair of comfy flip flops is almost impossible. Now thanks to Mayumi san, I can make my own! They may not be outdoor shoes, but I wear slippers at home so I will be wearing my pair daily.
This is really a one-of-a-kind experience. Mayumi teaches you how to make your own Japanese samurai slippers that are comfortable and eco-friendly. Her explanation is easy to under…
Cloudi
July 2019
Mayumi san was a great host and wonderful at what she does. The trip to Nambada Castle was interesting and she was very knowledgable in all expects. I really enjoyed the experience and would visit this country side and Mayumi san again should I be back. Thank you for everything!
Mayumi san was a great host and wonderful at what she does. The trip to Nambada Castle was interesting and she was very knowledgable in all expects. I really enjoyed the experience…
Anna
June 2019
Mayumi was the most wonderful host and I spent a beautiful time with her, learning a lot of new things. She is a very warm, welcoming and sweet person. And the experience was great! I have a great souvenir to bring back home which was so much fun to make. You should go there because otherwise you're missing out on a very unique experience! Thanks a lot Mayumi! ありがとうございます!🌾🍙🍵
Mayumi was the most wonderful host and I spent a beautiful time with her, learning a lot of new things. She is a very warm, welcoming and sweet person. And the experience was great…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 13 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

It is a cafe space of the HOSTEL, please order a drink.