Fashion History Mystery #36: The Japanese Origins of the "Flip-Flop"


'Geta' (Clog) Maker (from an unidentified series), Japanese, Taishô/Early Showa (1920s). Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

<p>From Japan to Hawaii to California, this week we learn about the origins of the ubiquitious flip-flop. </p>