Zori

Zori (ja: 草履 zōri) are thonged Japanese sandals made of rice straw or other plant fibers, lacquered wood, or—increasingly—synthetic materials. Zori are quite similar to flip-flops, which first appeared in the United States sometime around World War II as rubber imitations of the wooden thong-sandals long worn in Japan.


Like all Japanese sandals, zori allow for free circulation of air around the feet, a feature that probably came about because of Japan's humid climate.

The traditional forms of zori are seen when worn with other traditional clothing; modern forms are fairly common, especially in summer.

Source: Wikipedia





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