Sunday, April 25, 2010

Waraji and Geta

Several hundreds years ago, Japanese people did not have any shoes. Until Japan became open to foreign countries and Japan imports European culture in 1868, Japanese people were using some sorts of sandals called Waraji and Geta. Waraji is made of straw(a grain plant), and Geta is made of wood. Before People put on the waraji and the geta, they can choose to wear white socks or keep their feet bare.

Now, the waraji and the geta can be rarely seen in Japan. They are actually still used by Japanese people, but both sandals are now usually ofr summer festivals abd some Japanese traditional events.
*People generally wear kimonos and one of those sandals together.

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