July 7, 2020

Zori (草履) are flat and thonged Japanese sandals, initially made of rice straw and used with kimono. Nowadays zori are made of various materials and they usually have a rubber sole. Zori can be used indoor, with informal wear, or as beach sandals. Similar in form, modern flip-flops became popular in the United States, Australia and New Zealand when soldiers returning from World War II brought Japanese zori with them to their countries.