Meri Mika M014 Children's Indoor Flip-Flops

Modern version of traditional Japanese zori sandals for kids

Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) is arguably Japan's most famous painter. Even if you don't know the name, you will almost certainly have seen his Great Wave Off Kanagawa, an icon of the whole ukiyoe woodblock print genre. Hokusai lived in Tokyo's Ryogoku area and this is where you find a specialized museum of his work today. And across the street from it, you will find a shop called Merikoti, which creates and sells a unique take on the zori split-toe sandals that Hokusai himself also wore back in the day: the Meri Mika M014 Children's Indoor Flip-Flops!

Merikoti's approach with this series of sandals is a reworking of an old technique of braiding straw together. The difference lies in how with these flip-flops, the straw has been replaced with high-quality 50% cotton, 50% polyester knitting yarn that gives children's feet a massage when they are walking. The flip-flops are available in one size (21-22 cm/8.3-8.7") with an adjustable strap, and they are also washable so your children can wear them every day! And to pay tribute to the ukiyoe master, the Meri Mika M014 Children's Indoor Flip-Flops have a mixed blue, white, aqua and gray color scheme that reflects the colors used in Hokusai's Great Wave!

Specs and Features:

  • Modern update on zori sandals
  • Color: blue, white, aqua, and gray mix
  • Straps with figures from Hokusai's Great Wave Off Kanagawa woodblock print
  • Size: 21-22 cm (8.3-8.7")
  • Adjustable strap
  • Washable (hand-washing recommended)
  • Materials: cotton (50%), polyester (50%)
  • Handmade in Japan
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€ 79