Geta – 下駄

“Geta” is a type of Japanese traditional footwear. Geta are made from wood and they are usually composed by a base called “dai” and two teeth “ha”. There is also one model that has only one high tooth, I guess is difficult to walk with those. A very fundamental characteristic from “geta” is the sound that the wood makes when you hit the floor while walking. Once you listen it one time, next time you listen the sound you will know that someone is wearing “geta” near you. Nowadays geta are still used, mainly on summer and combined with traditional Japanese wear like “yukatas” or “kimonos”.

Geta

Geta
Different types of “geta”.

Geta

Geta
Jiraiya from Naruto is always wearing “geta” !

9 Comments
  • Ricardo

    May 2, 2007 at 11:23 am

    Olá hermano!I’m Portuguese, from Porto and i found your blog very recently and it is realy good.

    Keep on with the excelent work!!! 8-D

  • Victorkun

    May 3, 2007 at 2:05 pm

    Oh! is ero sennin! xDD
    When I’ll go to Japan hope buy a lot of japanese clothes

    Salu2!

  • kirai

    May 6, 2007 at 4:57 am

    Victorkun: getas are pretty cool stuff to buy, but they are pretty big and will use lots of space in your luggage.

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    September 4, 2007 at 7:16 pm

    […] Roy also helped me to get the BEST shooting point! I took more than 400 pics, here are some of the best ones. Look at the geta the girls are wearing, and how do they dance only using the first half of the shoe. […]

  • alicia palacios de garcia

    September 13, 2007 at 10:04 pm

    mi esposo esta de visita en tokyo y mi hija de tan solo 8 años desea tener unos ¨getas¨y se los ha encargado a su papa, asi que pienso que sera el mejor regalo y recuerdo que pueda recibir de este viaje a Japón.

    alicia

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  • nova

    June 6, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    I love japanese culture and now learning japanese language, my son is really fluently speak japanese, he really loves about all japanese.
    really like to have friends from japan .!!

  • dean

    July 18, 2011 at 2:51 am

    How can i get it?

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