Monday, April 30, 2007

Waraji and Geta, Japanese traditional shoes

4 Comments:

At 4/30/2007 9:37 PM, Blogger Joe said...

Hi
I love your blog and I love japan colture
Giovanni from romedailyphoto

look at my websites ...I've made many exhibithions about japan

ciao

 
At 5/01/2007 1:29 AM, Anonymous denton said...

Do these traditional shoes provide much arch support? And why are raised off the floor with what appears to be two wooden blocks? I have seen such shoes in movies and in authentic Japanese restaurants however I have never had a chance to ask questions until now.

 
At 5/02/2007 7:48 PM, Blogger macky said...

joe,
I saw the web site of your exhibition.
It is really cool!

denton,
There are mainly two reason: the arch support don't allow all the surface of wooden plate to touch the ground. Plus, the high support keep the sole from getting wet even during the rain.

Without the support, the wooden plate can easily wear out.

Now we don't use the wooden shoes, but Japanese traditional cooks wear it because they use a lot of water to make the cuisine and the floor is always wet.

 
At 9/26/2007 8:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I lived in Japan and I think so Japanese Culture is very interesting. I bought a little geta (strap) en my country. In Brasil people likes different culture.

Boa Sorte (Ganbatte kudasai)!

 

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