Jipsin (: Korean) and Waraji (: Japanese) are sandals made from straw rope that in the past were the standard footwear. They were worn mostly by commoners, working farmers, and scholars while on outings. Straw sandals wear out quickly, so people make many pairs during the winter for following year. There are different shapes of sandals for different occasions. They can be dyed in cheerful colors.
Threshed rice plant has often been used in the household in items such as a broom, a scrubbing brush,a hot pot rest and etc. The tip of threshed rice plants remain sturdy and strong to sweep. Also, calligraphers and pottery artists use rice straw brush to show different textures and technique.