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Ninja tabi boots?

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    Hey guys , can you please help me with this maker of these ninja tabi boots ,
    And help with a approx age,

    Many thanks for your time

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    Never heard of anyone talking bout ninjas here but you never know your luck,what do you collect mainly?

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    Looking at the size of them they must have belonged to Lonald McDonald.
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    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    There is nothing ninja about them. They are just tabis.
    My soft sole moccasins make less sound than those do.

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    Can we keep it on topic please?

    Wanting to know the maker. Ie translation

    Also They are a small size.

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    Interesting boots. This is what Wikipedia has to say about them:

    Jika-tabi (地下足袋?, "tabi that contact the ground") is a type of outdoor footwear worn in Japan. It was invented in the 20th century.

    Also known (outside Japan) as "tabi boots", they are modelled on tabi, traditional split-toe Japanese socks. Like other tabi, jika-tabi have a divided toe area so that they can in theory be worn with slip-on thonged footwear, but they are heavy-duty, and resemble boots.

    Tokujirō Ishibashi, a brother of Shōjirō Ishibashi who is the founder of the major tire company Bridgestone Corporation, is credited with their invention.

    One disadvantage of jika-tabi is that they provide no real protection to the foot against falling objects or protruding sharp objects.
    In Japan

    Being made of heavy, tough material and often having rubber soles, jika-tabi are often used by construction workers, farmers and gardeners, rickshaw-pullers, and other workmen.

    Though slowly being replaced by steel-toed, rigid-sole shoes in some industries, many workers prefer them for the softness of their soles. This gives wearers tactile contact with the ground, and the concomitant gripping ability lets them use their feet more agilely than rigid-soled shoes allow. This is useful for workers who traverse girders on construction sites and need to be sure what is under their feet. Carpenters and gardeners wearing these boots can, if they wish, use their feet as an extra pair of hands, for example to hold objects in place. There is also a line of knee-high all-rubber jika-tabi that is used by workers in rice fields and/or wet and muddy environments.

    In more recent years, jika-tabi manufacturers, like Marugo and Rikio have introduced the "steel toe" and "hard resin" versions which are approved by the Japan Occupational Safety and Health Resource Center (JOSHRC).

    In other countries

    Outside Japan, where they are available from online and martial-arts shops, jika-tabi are appreciated by practitioners of martial arts in which traditional clothes are used. Other people also like wearing them for certain kinds of exercise, specifically trail-running, walking, and climbing.


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    They look like the generic ones my grandpa wears around the farm, the words say 登録 which just means "register".
    I googled the tiger mark and it seems to be 虎印 (tiger mark) and they still seem to make them like that so it would be very hard to put a date on it. Seeing as the rubber looks pretty intact I wouldn't think it could be too old.

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