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[Olive green canvas sakana tabi with tire tread soles]

[Olive green canvas sakana tabi with tire tread soles]
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tabi (Japanese socks)
L: 8.75 in, H: 4.75 in, W: 3.75 in

Japan, unknown


Gift of Barbara Kawakami


1 pair of sakana tabi or fisherman's tabi (Japanese style socks intended for outdoor use) : canvas, rubber, copper, vinyl ; 8.75 x 4.75 x 3.75 in.

Olive green canvas sakana or fisherman's tabi with rubber tire tread soles and black vinyl or rubber tape along edges; lined with cotton fabric stained purple. Secured with 3 tarnished copper kohaze fasteners (proper right tabi missing 2) and 2 rows of black cord loops. "21.5" is stamped in black ink on inside of both tabi. Soles have wavy grooves under balls of feet and are stamped "ASAHI," "9.0," "made in Japan" and a sunburst logo in a circle.

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