The origin of MoonStar shoes
MoonStar has been making shoes in Kurume, on Japan’s southern Kyushu island, since 1873. The company originated under the name Tsuchiya Tabi as a manufacturer of tabi - Japanese-style socks with a split toe. This later developed into the production of jika-tabi, split toe shoes with a rubber sole. Initially production was limited to two to three shoes per day to ensure each one was of high quality. Still worn today by farmers and workmen, MoonStar footwear, with its skilled hand finishing, has become one of Japan’s most well-loved shoe brands.