AB 782.11

Miss Kyoto

  • AB 782.28 Tea Ceremony Booklet
  • AB 782 u.1-5
  • AB 782 s Sensu
  • AB 782 o Higasa
  • AB 782.9 Miniature Chest
  • AB 782.25 Doll Purse
  • AB 782.18 Teapot
  • AB 782.13 Hair Ornament
  • AB 782.11 Zori
  • AB 782.8 Chest
  • AB 782.17 Tea Caddy
  • AB 782.6 and AB 782.7 Bonbori Lamps
  • AB 782.24 Otedama
  • AB 782.14 Tea Set & AB 782.15 Bamboo Container
  • AB 782.12 Miss Kyoto's Geta
  • AB 782.10 Mirror and Case
  • AB 782.5 Trunk
  • AB 782.19 Hibachi Set
  • AB 782.23 Toy Lamb
  • AB 782.1 Miss Kyoto (front)
What is it?
What is it made of?
Where is it from?
Tokyo, Japan
When was it made?
Object ID
AB 782.11

This pair of formal zori sandals are Miss Kyoto doll accessories. The zori are covered with a cream-colored silk with a pattern of pale green and olive leaves and orange and green flowers.  They have padded silk thongs covered in the same fabric. There are orange and white stripes along the sole. The rubber heal on the sole is embossed with the words, in English: "Kocho Made in Tokyo." There is also a paper tag/sticker in Japanese attached to the shoes near the rubber soles with the manufacturer's information.

Zori sandals are traditional Japanese footwear that are flat and have a thong strap. They are typically made of straw, cloth, lacquered wood, leather, or synthetic materials. They are similar to flip-flops (which first appeared as rubber imitations of zori) and are worn with traditional clothing, particularly with formal kimono, though modern zori are also worn with casual clothing in the summertime.

Donated by the Committee on World Friendship Among Children, 1928
AB 782.11 Zori