Hallo again! ~
Remember that earlier post about the two geta pairs I bought? Well, they weren't the only geta that came in that package. ;) You see, during the same time I had spotted these really cool rare geta with a dragon design on! I had never seen anything like that before and of course, because I'm fond of dragons, I had to order the pair. They weren't even expensive!
I really wonder if they were used for something special because I've never come across especially men's geta that are this fabulous, haha. Always when I see some curiosity, whether it's older or just different from the norm, I always wonder what it's story is. Sometimes I wish that inanimate objects could talk lol. I'm always so fascinated what this kind of looks-to-be-out-of-the-norm items were used for and by whom etc...
|Close-up on the dragon artwork.|
|View of the underside.|
The hanao are dark blue and seem to be some kind of fabric, it's not as smooth as your average velvet-y (?) hanao but something like that. The fabric appears to be a bit worn on the ends...
One thing I did notice though was that these geta are wide!
|Dragon geta compared to very ordinary geta.|
Even when compared to the same kind of geta (those with the two "teeth" in the bottom) the dragon ones are still wider. I wonder if this is just because the former owner had like extra wide feet or could there be another reason or purpose for it?
Anyone out there who knows more than me and want to spread their knowledge?
Comments welcome! ^.^
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