#238: Zori (Semiweekly-pedia of Japan)

  

#238: Zori (category: footwear)

Zori

Zori are Japanese traditional footwear and their shapes are very similar to geta (refer to #237). Zori are usually regarded as more formal and more elegant footware than geta because they don't make clapping noises like geta do during the walk.

The sole part of geta is made of wood, whereas that of zori is made of various materials such as leather, cloth, and vinyl. In modern times, inexpensive zori made of synthetic materials are popular among Japanese young people.

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