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Straw sandal

A warraji tthat was once commonly worn by people, now worn more by Buddhist monks. This type of footwear, like other Japanese shoes, permitted air to circulate around the...

Japanese luehdorfia butterfly

This butterfly was originally in the Natural History Museum London’s collection. It was collected from Japan. The larvae of this species feed on wild ginger....

Shoe

Geta are made from a flat piece of wood on two slats (called ha, or teeth) that raise the sole part 4-5cm off the ground. This is enough to keep...

Straight-tusked elephant

A fossilised tusk from a straight-tusked elephant that was discovered during the construction of the 1968 Honiton Bypass and donated to RAMM by the Ministry of Transport. Surprisingly, the straight-tusked...

Throat guard

To protect the throat one would wear an armoured gorget (nodowa) to sit under the face guard. This is tied around the neck of the warrior but it is considered...