GETA

Yukata-with-geta
Yukata with Geta

Geta are a form of traditional Japanese footwear that resemble flip-flops. They are a kind of sandal with an elevated wooden base held onto the foot with a fabric thong to keep the foot well above the ground. They are worn with traditional Japanese clothing such as kimono or yukata, but in Japan also with Western clothing during the summer months.

geta
Geta

Sometimes geta are worn in rain or snow to keep the feet dry, due to their extra height compared to other footwear such as zori. They make a similar noise to flip-flops slapping against the heel whilst walking. When worn on water or dirt, flip-flops may flip dirt or water up the back of the legs. This does not tend to happen with the heavier Japanese Geta.

zori
Zori & Kimono bags

There are three kinds of traditional footwear using thong in Japan. They are geta using a wooden base board as a part to put the feet on, zori using soft materials such as grass, and waraji (straw sandals) worn by covering the undersides of feet to the extent of heel, and tying the feet with thong so as to prevent waraji from separation from the feet.

waraji
Waraji

As geta are usually worn only with yukata or other informal Japanese clothes or Western clothes, there is no need to wear socks. Ordinary people wear at least slightly more formal zori when wearing special toe socks called tabi.



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12 Days and 11 Nights

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四国
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九州
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沖縄
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7 Days and 6 Nights

雪国
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10 Days and 9 Nights

箱根
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2 Days and 1 night

鎌倉
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Day Trip

高尾山
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Day Trip

日光
Nikko

Day Trip

富士山
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