#241: Kutsu-shita (category: socks)
Kutsu-shita are the Japanese name of typical socks. The word "kutsu" is "shoe(s)" in English and "shita" is "under", respectively. So, "kutsu-shita" literally means "(the thing to wear) under the shoes".
Japanese people once used to wear traditional tabi (refer to #240) as socks. But in modern times, most Japanese don't wear tabi but socks in their daily lives except for the special occasion when wearing kimono (refer to #007).
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