Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tall Geta




People do wear geta here in Japan, sometimes. It's rare, but it does happen. But in all the time I've been here, I've never seen tall geta outside of manga. Then, one rainy Saturday, I encountered this gentleman walking through Tenmonkan.



The reason for using tall geta is that it's designed for mud. I guess I've never realized just how much of a problem mud is here in Kagoshima.

3 comments:

zillustration said...

I thought they were for puddles and rain soaked streets, too? With full length Kimono or pants, you could easily soak street filth into your clothing with the natural capillary action of the material... yes?

TSOTE said...

Yes, exactly. But most people don't care about that anymore, or the ones that do care wear rubber boots when it looks like it's going to rain. Like I say, it's not common to see any kind of geta now.

Armin Bautista said...

It's always nice to see a very old custom in a stark modern Japanese setting