Opanka is a sandal-specific design that connects the top to the outsole by enlarged material lips connected together by stitching. The upper comprises two separate parts: the toe and heel areas are one piece of leather or synthetic material, while the midsection is made up of several sections secured with straps and/'ties.
Opankas were first created in Japan in the 1950s and have been popular ever since. The word "opanka" is Japanese for "sandal". Sandals were originally just pieces of wood with a strap around the foot, but over time different materials were used instead. In the case of the opanka, the sole is attached to the shoe itself using sewing or hot gluing. Today, many variations on the theme exist, including ones with plastic or rubber soles.
The creation of the opanka was done with the bamboo tree in mind. Bamboo can grow very fast and its soft tissues can be used for making shoes, clothes, and other products. The large number of uses for this plant has led to it becoming popular again as a sustainable alternative to traditional materials like leather and fur. It is estimated that if used globally, bamboo would be enough to cover the earth's surface three times.
Daiei's fully owned subsidiary (Zhu Shi Hui She OPA, Kabushiki-gaisha OPA) is a Japanese clothes store chain. It owns and manages clothes and fashion malls around Japan, and it just launched a store in Shanghai. The company name comes from the first three letters of its founder's family name (Ogawa) plus the last letter of his given name (Shi). Thus, Daiei translates as "Ogawa Family Business".
Opus Alumni are employees or former employees of Daiei who have gone on to work with other companies. Opus Alumni include people who worked at Daiei before it was sold to Taiwan's Want Want Group in 2001 and after it was re-privatized in 2004. There are two museums dedicated to this alumni group: one is located in Ogawa District, Tokyo and the other is found in Minato Ward, Tokyo.
Want Want originally started out as an art museum called "The Museum of Modern Art" in 1969. It became a clothing brand in 1974 when it opened its first shop. Today, Want Want operates more than 70 stores in Japan under several different names including D&F Wilson, Emaar, IMA, etc. The company also has interests in real estate development, shopping centers, and even car dealerships.
Opapa parada translates as "to alter appearance." It is a common Brazilian expression used to describe an act of deception or fakery.
Parada here means stop. Alter one's appearance by stopping one's hair growth is called "parading" or "faking it."
Examples: "O Renato parou de usar o cabelo longo para se manter no top 10." ("Renato stopped wearing his hair long to stay in the top 10.") or "Eles pararam de ser bons artistas para se tornarem um clube popular." ("They stopped being good artists to become popular.")
Parada can also mean stop acting innocent and start taking responsibility for your actions.
"Opa" is a typical emotional term in the Mediterranean. In Greek culture, the term is frequently used in conjunction with plate smashing. It can also be used to convey excitement, astonishment or surprise, or simply after making a mistake. (source)
In Italian culture, "Opa!" means good luck. Also an expression of admiration or respect.
In Spanish culture, "Opa!" means good luck.
In Turkish culture, "Opa!" means good luck.