In ancient Japan people believed that houses, food, clothing and belongings were related to harmony and soundness of their physical and mental activities. Things made by hand were thought to reflect the mind of those who made them. That’s why traditional Japanese craftsmanship is highly admired even today. Also, it was believed that ancient Japanese letters (yamato kotoba) had power in themselves and the power influenced people’s body and mind. In everyday life they used the power. They wore clothes or things with such letters on them. Yamato Design would like to offer you good collaboration of traditional Japanese things and ancient Japanese letters. We hope you will enjoy wearing or using our products introduced at this website. Item -Haori (a jacket worn on a kimono) -Samue (working clothes) -Bags -Footwear -Setta (Japanese slippers) -Geta (Japanese clogs) -Zori (Japanese slippers) Category -Tutae (tradition) http://bit.ly/1I6aPFZ -Nukumori (handmade) http://bit.ly/1Eb1XQN -Musubi (collaboration) http://bit.ly/1w6TwMo Tutae (tradition) It is natural for Japanese people to live based on Japanese tradition. There are lots of things we should learn from the tradition. People in ancient Japan found it good for their body and mind to wear something that gave them power. It was their wisdom. We would like to take in the wisdom in our everyday life. Kimono Ancient people wore clothes woven from vegetable fiber. In Jomon period it was believed wearing clothes properly woven with the warp (expressing wisdom, the universe, sociability, fatherhood) and weft (expressing love, peaceful world, family and motherhood) was necessary to cultivate decent humanity and pray. People thought something a person wore influenced his or her mind. It was a sacred job for a wife to weave for her husband with pure heart and praying. Haori Haori is a short coat worn over a kimono. You can wear it just like a jacket. It is a formal wear and used as winter clothes. Summer haori is unlined, but most of haori has a stylish or fashionable lining, and Japanese people think it “cool” that a small part of the lining can be seen when looked from the back. Yamato Design has arranged this formal Japanese wear in a modern way. It’s good harmony of Japanese tradition and a modern sense of play. Setta, Geta and Zori Traditional Japanese footwear makes human feet function properly as a root of the body, supports the body and promotes a circulation in the body. It also can make energy coming out and in actively through the sole. <Features> -Energy comes out from the tip of the toes and each toe is related to its respective internal organ. -If a foot is constantly pressed in a shoe, that causes various foot troubles. For example, a small toe doesn’t function; the arch of the foot disappears; and we have hallux valgus. The condition of a foot is very important for health of the whole body. -It is said that no one suffered from athlete’s foot or hallux valgus in Japan until people began to put on shoes. <History> -In Japan people wore geta and seta before the war. They had the habit of always making their feet clean because they wore geta and seta with bare feet. -It is said that seta was designed by Sen no Rikyu, founder of tea ceremony. -Even today Japanese craftsmen make seta of natural material by hand. <Function> -If you wear setta of natural material barefoot, your feet will be always dry, free from dampness. -There are four kinds of sole. Leather-soled ones are most popular. Before getting used to wearing leather-soled setta, it is sometimes slippery, so you should be careful at first. Plastic-soled setta is better when raining. -Putting a thong between your toes and making the sole of your foot touch the natural material of setta promotes the circulation of the blood and makes foot muscles strong. -Wearing setta adjusts both physical and mental balance. Size M 23.5cm – 24cm L 24cm – 26.5cm LL 27cm – 28cm 3L 28.5cm – 30cm (made to order; need some time) 4L over 30cm (made to order; need some time) <How to Wear> -Choose a little smaller size because it is better to wear it with a small part of your heel projecting from its platform. -It’s good for a small toe to project from the platform. -Put a thong lightly between the big toe and the second toe. -If a thong is too loose, your foot will be easily tired. -Geta is made of wood, so be careful when walking on the hard place. -If you don’t want to wear it barefoot or where being barefoot is not allowed, you can put on a pair of tabi (socks cloven at the big toe) or socks cloven at each toe. Nukumori (handmade) Why Handmade? In ancient Japan people believed that houses, food, clothing and belongings were related to harmony and soundness of human physical and mental activities. In modern Japan a traditional industrial art is made through ancient praying. Even today things made by hand are considered to reflect the mind of those who made them. That’s why traditional Japanese craftsmanship is still highly admired. People believed that ancient Japanese letters (Yamato kotoba) had power in themselves and the power influenced their body and mind. Musubi (collaboration) In ancient Japan letters were considered to have power and people used the power in their daily life in various ways. The power was believed to purify the human soul. Yamato Design has tried to adopt ancient Japanese power in modern fashion. Why don’t you experience a good collaboration of ancient power based on natural laws and modern fashion?