Girls attending Korean schools can easily be identified as they usually wear uniforms that are a variation on chogori
, a form of ethnic Korean clothing.
Sumi, daughter of a Japanese painter, blended easily into the Korean community, making traditional ''chima chogori
'' dresses and drinking ''doburoku,'' a type of crude home-brewed sake.
At the school, the officials met a female student whose ''chima and chogori
'' ethnic school uniform was slit when she was commuting on a train in January.
Many of those schools have urged girls not to wear their traditional ''chogori
'' Korean uniforms which distinguish them as students of ethnic Korean schools in Japan and may make them a target for abuse.