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[Brocade zori, or pokkuri, with crane and shochikubai design]

[Brocade zori, or pokkuri, with crane and shochikubai design]
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zori | slipper


, unknown


Gift of Barbara Kawakami


1 pair of zori (slippers) : brocade, rubber ; each 8.75 x 3.25 x 2.25 in.

Slippers composed of brocade fabric with crane and shochikubai design (sakura, bamboo and pine), four layered sole separated by a thin band of red velvet, white rubber sole and double straps of matching brocade fabric and red velvet. Two pieces of identical shape: (A) and left (B) sides.

The slippers were used for dressy occasions. It was called Pokkuri in the pre-war days; the Issei women called it kankoro geta because of the sound it made while walking. Bridal slipper for young girl's debut since it has shochikubai (sakura, bamboo and pine).

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