Footwear Culture: Dressing the Feet for Form and Function *RERUN
Geta and zori set off the kimono ensemble. People from all walks of life covet Kyoto footwear that evolved with the kimono. Artisans pursue beauty and functionality in the simple construction of a V-shaped toe thong attached to a base. Maiko wear special geta made with traditional techniques. Strict rules of footwear etiquette still pertain today, while a child's first geta are endowed with their parents' hopes for their future. Discover the footwear culture of the ancient capital.