As you may know, it is our common practice to take our shoes off when we go in the house to keep the floor clean. Then why do we wear slippers in the house?
It is said that the origin of slipper firstly appeared in Japan in the beginning of Meiji era (1968-1912), which was the time Japan was opening its country to the world and having more people visited from outside, especially from Western countries. However, those visitors of course walked straight into the houses or hotel rooms without taking their shoes off. Japanese people worried that the floor would eventually get dirty and the tatami would be damaged. Slipper was devised to deal with those problems and to welcome people who came from different cultural background.
We believe slipper can be a bridge to the peace (= “Heiwa”). - Heiwa Slipper
Japanese "slippers" are an indispensable part of relaxing at home in Japan but they also play an important role in entertaining guests. In a Japanese household, aside from the slippers normally used by family, there are many households who prepare special slippers for guests as well. We use slippers that are just slightly special for these guests. This is a way of showing "omotenashi" to our guests. Each pair of slippers has its own cultural background. We hope you will enjoy our Japanese-style slippers!