• Something a little special. A pair of contemporary, paulownia wood geta, by the designer Kansai Yamamoto, one of Japan’s most famous and revered designers, well known for designing for David Bowie.
  • Geta are especially popular with yukata kimonos. (I may also have some Kansai Yamamoto yukata kimonos listed on this site)
  • Kansai Yamamoto is a very famous Japanese clothing designer who created the costumes for David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust tour (see photo under the geta photos, below
  • Traditional hanao (thong toe straps).
  • See last picture for how geta are traditionally worn, with foot hanging off back of heel. You can choose whether to wear them fully on the sole or that traditionals way.
  • Made and bought in Japan
  • Please be aware that different monitors display colour slightly differently. Therefore the colour in the photos and description is a guide only


Condition:
Excellent - unused


Measurements:

24.5cm long
5cm high

The Japanese wear geta with the heel hanging 2-3cm off the back, to centre gravity of the body, though this is less essential with some modern style geta, which have a heel and don't have the narrow teeth (ha) under the sole. The type with two teeth are worn this way (see diagram below this pair of geta’s photos). Measure your foot when standing (or squatting), with your weight pressing down on it.

Kansai Yamamoto Geta - Yellow-Orange Black

SKU: fg53
£78.00Price
  • The Japanese wear geta with the heel hanging 2-3cm off the back, to centre gravity of the body, though this is less essential with some modern style geta, which have a heel and don't have the narrow teeth under the sole. The type with two teeth are worn this way (see diagram above this pair of geta’s photos). Measure your foot when standing (or squatting), with your weight pressing down on it, then compare with sole length of geta. Note that a, for example, 27cm sole is suitable for a 30cm foot when worn the traditional way with the heel slightly hanging off the back of the sole.

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