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Group of Japanese Shoes (Geta)
Japan
20th c.; c. 1950
Wood, lacquer

Group of eleven (11) Japanese Shoes (Geta)

Geta is a pair of Japanese raised wooden clogs worn with traditional Japanese garments, such as the kimono. A clog thong is attached to the base wooden board, "dai"=stand, that the foot is set upon, and it divides the toes of the foot between the big toe and next largest toe. The supporting pieces below the base board, "ha"=teeth, are also made of wood, and there are usually two of them per pair. They are often worn with the informal yukata.

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