Waraji are traditional straw rope sandals, worn throughout the Edo period by samurai foot soldiers. Today, they are most closely associated with Buddhist monks. The way waraji are tied depends on the wearer — a monk ties his waraji differently than a samurai. It was believed that certain methods of tying tapped on acupressure points to benefit the wearer. Our interpretation is a tight handweave; its texture designed to be durable and beautiful. Like its namesake, Waraji lasts through years of use and weaves together strength and character.