Zōri

July 7, 2020
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Zōri (草履) are flat and thonged Japanese sandals, initially made of rice straw and used with kimono. Nowadays zōri are made of various materials and they usually have a rubber sole. Zōri 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 zōri with them to their countries.

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