（15）衣類・はきもの Clothing and footwear
Clothing and footwear
“In winter, I went to school wearing a Kasuri*1-made Monpe*2, Hanten*3 and straw shoes.”
Ichitaro Nishimura (born in Higashi-Onobunai in 1910)
“Tabi*4 were made by women. It was a Waraji*5 in summer and a Tsumago*6 in winter. Since there is no straw, I bought an empty straw bag of rice and made it.”
Sadao Daikawa (born in Sakkaeshi in 1907)
*1 A Japanese traditional fabric that has been woven with fibers dyed specifically to create patterns and images.
*2 A Japanese traditional pair of work pants for women. It is characterized by loose-fitting waistline and drawstring hem around ankles, and suitable for moving activities
*3 A Japanese traditional short winter coat that facing and lining are padded with thick layer of wadded cotton for warmth.
*4 Japanese traditional thick-soled ankle socks with a separate section for the big toe.
*5 Japanese traditional sandals made from straw rope.
*6 Waraji-like shoes with a straw-made cover on a tip of the shoes