Sandal Suhama

Modern kanji屐洲濵
TransliterationAshida Suhama
TranslationWooden Sandal Sandbank
Ownerthe Shishito of Aki (安之 完戸; 安藝之 完戸)
CategoriesGeometric: Suhama
NotesKanji from Kenmon Shokamon; transliteration of "ashida" and the owner from annotations in Kenmon Shokamon.

Ashida are a stilted type of wooden sandals or clogs (geta) used to keep the feet out of mud. The shape here may reflect the two stilt teeth below the sandal platform.

Aki Province corresponds to the western part of modern Hiroshima Prefecture. A modern pronunciation of Shishito would be "Shishido".

SourcesKenmon Shokamon (見聞諸家紋; “Various Observed Family Crests”). 1467–1470. http://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/2533035. pg. 22.
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