Material: Cotton Denim (Hiroshima made) Batik print cotton / Wool felt soles
Hande made by slippers craftsman. Made in Japan.
Heiwa Slippers bring new charm to the classic design of Japanese style slippers. These slippers are made by skilled Japanese craftsmen. Each pair is carefully constructed by hand using traditional instruments. The cushioned sole has just the right amount of thickness and molds to your foot. The authentic wool felt bottom is soft and light to ensure quiet footsteps. Recommended for guests, as well. These simply designed Japanese style slippers offer everyday functionality that you will not get tired of.
＊Caution＊ Not washable. The color will run. Be careful not to put it together with white items as the color may bleed if the denim gets wet or brushes against them.
■How did the slipper become so common in Japan?
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!
Japanese shoe size is in "cm" inscription. For converting U.S size or EU size notation refer to charts such as wiki or Nike etc.
1.Our slippers according to Insole footlength.
2.If your foot widder than standard,we recommend one size lagger.
3. Our slippers are basically can not be washed.
4. Our slippers are basically for in-house use.
5. There are some scratches and wrinkles for natural materials and traditional dyeing.
6. All our items are Japanese shoe size. Large size inventory is small. (We will make an effort to make big size in the future.)
7. It is shipping from Japan. It will take several days to work.
Customs and import taxes
*Import duties, taxes, and charges(VAT etc..) are not included in the item price or shipping cost. You are responsible for paying Customs Duties. We are not responsible for delays due to customs. Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. We are not responsible for delays due to customs. Please pay attention to customs duties and other taxes about our products shipped from Japan. Customs duties are imposed on our goods for exports outside Japan, and VAT is imposed on European countries. For example, in the UK, tariffs from Japan are about 16.8% and VAT is about 20%.
Customs duties will be charged for the CIF price.(product price plus transportation fee and insurance fee) VAT will be charged for the sum of CIF price plus customs duty. Import tariff and VAT is the burden of purchaser.
Ready to ship in 3 business days.
We will ship by Japan Post: International ePacket. We're happy to offer #FreeShipping to 43 countries from Tokyo.
Standard shipping Japan Post (International ePacket) Free $0.00
EMS Japan post : $10.00 (More speedy,recommend to area where concern for postal affairs.)
Example: Estimated number of days to arrive in U.S. From shipping date Standard shipment: 10 to 25 days EMS: 5 - 10 days These are just the results and predictions so far,also a possibility of a delay.
Rest of world International Shipping (EMS Japan post) $20.00
Refunds and Exchanges
We are sorry that we will not accept customer requests for returns or exchanges.
Please contact me if there is something. Thank you very much.