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"Wooden Clogs" craftsman in Nikko

2014.12.11

Mr. Yamamoto is the traditional craftsman making Nikko Geta, wooden clogs. Due to lack of successor, Mr. Yamamoto is one of the very valuable geta craftsman .

You will be able to see his performance (demonstration sale) at "Nikko Kibori no Sato" center at most of time.
It is worth to watch his crafting technique of knitting carefully to fit every single Take-gawa, bamboo skin, to the size of the shoe.
The sandals were originally made for wearing in sanctuary precincts of Mt. Nikko. The design was changed little by little to fit with the climate of snowy weather by matching clogs style.

Geta with high quality paulownia, bamboo skin, and straw blends very well to foot comfort. In addition, it is made to maintain the center of gravity to the heel that makes a good posture, which is good for health.

Info

Nikko Geta might become one of your favorite daily necessities for its cleanliness and perfect fit.

url

http://www5.ocn.ne.jp/~nikko-gt/taiken1.html

open

9:00〜17:00 (closed on Thursdays)

tel

0288-53-0070

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2848 Tokorono, Nikko-shi, Tochigi

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