this looks like a very comfortable slipper. when i first saw it, i thought "that looks like a tabi and when i clicked the link i discovered that's what they call it too - the 'tabi'. the japanese have little cloth booties made like this and they can wear their flip-flops with the tabis.
they're meant to be little ballet flats. cute, huh? a sweet take on the tabi. judy, do you recall my mom's tabi socks? i used to love to dress up in them and her kimonos that my grandfather brought back from japan.
speaking of which, did your mother have kimonos in the closet when you were growing up? did she talk much of japan?
those are nice shoes. i love a ballet flat.
thumbs up, jrl.
my grandparents were from okinawa, but it's like japan, i guess. my mother was born in Hilo and moved to oahu when she was about three. no, my mother did not bring kimonos to oklahoma. i did have a kimono which was bought for me when i was about 9 years old. my parents got it for me in japan town in los angeles. in fact i retrieved it from my mother's house when we had the estate sale. angel has worn it once for a costume day at school. my mother was very much westernized in oklahoma and did not seem at all interested in carrying on traditions from her parents or grandparents. she cooked to please my father's palate. she never taught me any japanese words. she did use chop sticks when she cooked. she probably bought them when we would vacation in california, since those items were not common in del city or oklahoma city in the 50's.
i totally forgot your mother was born in hawaii, judy. duh. very interesting that she didn't have any interest in keeping up her japanese heritage. i guess one wouldn't, really, in 1950's oklahoma. sink or swim, i'd guess. i still have some of her chopsticks. i used to have a few of her noodle bowls, but my old roommate broke them. :( xx
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