Moriage is a type of decoration that has been used on Japanese pottery for centuries.
It is a process of delicately layering clay on pottery to create intricate, raised designs.
Patterned and coloured tabi are also available and are worn most often by women, though they are gaining popularity among men as well.
In contrast to socks that, when pulled on, fit the foot snugly because of their elastic weave, tabi are sewn from cloth cut to form.
Ankle-high and with a separation between the big toe and other toes, they are worn by both men and women with zori, geta, and other traditional thonged footwear.