Tabi - full viewIn Japan's Shinto religion, priests wear special footwear called tabi, which are stiff white socks with a divided toe. These socks are worn during all sacred ceremonies, accompanied by asagutsu, which are special black lacquered clogs.

Tabi are made of cotton or silk, and often worn with kimono and zori sandal. You can fasten them with small metal hooks on the inner side of the foot. Tabi for men are black or dark-blue, and for women are usually white.