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草履 (Zōri)

Not your typical pair of Havaianas, the Zōri are tough straw based flip flops that are ubiquitous at temple grounds in Japan. Unlike the Geta, which is basically a pair of stiff wooden clogs, the softer plant fibre-based Zōri is part of a more formal dress code of the Japanese.

 

This pair belonged to a monk by the name of 黑木("Kuroki") at Kyoto's 北野天満宮("Kitano Tenman-gū" Shrine).

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Taken on November 25, 2009