Friday, December 21, 2012

Japanese Traditional Footwear

Thank you so much for all the answers received for the question in yesterday’s post. Indeed, the footwear in that photo is a tageta, written with ta for rice field. It is the footwear used in the past when walking in the wet rice fields. I was thinking about something different - the Japanese traditional snowshoe of the past, called kanjiki. I have learnt its name on my own.
This is geta - a photo taken in Nara:


Geta - photo taken in Morioka:



Nice zouri in Kyoto, the geisha district. They would wear such elegant ones with kimono.




They look like swans.




Waraji - straw sandals:




A couple of photos taken in Tono:






Takayama:






A photo taken in Bikan Chiku, Kurashiki:



Japanese people usually have so many pairs of shoes.
This is cute, I received it and actually enjoy using it:


Such footwear from the remote past of Japan reminded me of an old Japanese film, made in 1936 - Arigato-san. Mr Thank You. It was a nice film, a journey towards Tokyo on old roads, passing by rural areas. Maybe you have a chance to watch it, too.

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