Geta — Japanese Foot Ware!


Geta are Japanese traditional foot ware.

They are worn with kimono or yukata.

A geta has V-shaped toe thong on a wooden sole.

They look like flip-flap sandals but geta have wooden platforms to not trail kimono on the ground.

The thongs were made of bamboo skin, leather, or hemp for the foundations and wrapped with cloths.

Today, the foundations are mostly made of artificial materials.

People don’t wear geta so often; however, they wear geta with yukata for summer festivals.

A geta usually has two platforms but there are one platform geta for mountain training.

As you can see in the picture, they are not so balanced; they are extremely hard to walk with.


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Japanese Geta

Japanese Geta. Originally uploaded by m-louis