Friday, September 24, 2010

Japanese Clogs # 2: Nomeri Geta

These shoes incline forward, towards the toe, and are named accordingly.  What is the merit of this arrangement?  I confess that I haven't the slightest, as they say. I shall ask my mother-in-law, an expert on such matters, about these geta.  But in the meantime, let's enjoy the clogs' nice curves.

Monday, September 20, 2010

The "Koma" Geta for Women

What a lovely shoe for women.  As for the price, 7,000 yen (about $75), a quite reasonable figure. 

Japanese Clogs, or Geta

The traditional Japanese footwear is the wooden clog, called geta.  Several styles are available, so the following posts will introduce the visitor to the world of Japanese shoes.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

More Bits and Pieces: The Jizaikage

The jizaikage is the pot hanger from which a kettle or cooking pot is suspended above the brazier (irori) in traditional Japanese homes.