Geta

Geta
Item# IIKIRI002

Product Description

Geta
http://kirigeta.com/

Geta are a form of traditional Japanese footwear that resemble both clogs and flip-flops. They are a kind of sandal with an elevated wooden base held onto the foot with a fabric thong to keep the foot well above the ground. They are worn with traditional Japanese clothing such as kimono or yukata, but (in Japan) also with Western clothing during the summer months. Sometimes geta are worn in rain or snow to keep the feet dry, due to their extra height and impermeability compared to other shoes footwear such as zori.

Authentic geta are very different from western footwear, shoes.

1. They don't wrap entire foot

2. There are a few sizes (kids, women, men, men large), size will be adjust with thongs. Also you should wear smaller size than your foot.

3. There is no difference right and left foot, so you can change them sometimes.

The most familiar style in the West consists of an unfinished wooden board called a dai (stand) that the foot is set upon, with a cloth thong (hanao) that passes between the big toe and second toe.

The two supporting pieces below the base board, called teeth (ha), are also made of wood, usually very light-weight kiri (paulownia) and make a distinctive "clacking" sound while walking: カランコロン or karankoron.

The dai may vary in color: natural, lacquered, or stained. The ha may also vary in style; for example, tengu-geta have only a single centered "tooth". There are also less common geta with three teeth. The teeth are usually not separate (only cheap ones), instead, the geta is carved from one block of wood. The tengu tooth is, however, strengthened by a special attachment.

Made from good kiri, very fine straight grained and grain match right and left foot. It is best kiri geta, you can find in Aizu area.

Kurosawa Kirizai-ten: Fukushima, Kiakata-shi , Aza Ippongi ue 7749