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[Fine rush zori with velveteen and brocade straps, Yamaguchi, Japan]

[Fine rush zori with velveteen and brocade straps, Yamaguchi, Japan]
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zori | slipper
L: 9 in, W: 3.375 in, H: 1 in

Yamaguchi, Japan, unknown


Gift of Barbara Kawakami


1 pair of zori (slippers) : straw, brocade ; each 9 x 3.375 x 1 in.

Slippers composed of finely woven rush straw (like tatami mat) with eight-layer sole and straps of tan velveteen and brocade fabric with red and black "x" design on a white background. Bottom layer of felt fabric sole is caked with dirt. Two pieces of identical shape: right (A) and left (B) side.

Handwritten note attached to slippers: This is my slipper I wore about beginning of the Showa era. Mrs. Mikiko Hirahata.

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