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☆。手作り桐下駄 ・ Japanese Wooden Clogs。☆

2015.04.21 (Tue)

手作り下駄

Made from paulownia wood using traditional techniques, these hand-crafted geta (Japanese wooden clogs) are the work of Tsutomu Mitsukuni of Yurihama’s Asahi area, one of Tottori Prefecture’s foremost traditional craftsmen. Tsutomu marks the third generation to inherit the business, though its beginnings are unclear.

Geta prevent deformation and athlete’s foot by freeing up the toes and stimulate the feet’s pressure points when worn. Due to such benefits, they have been lionized as health goods. These geta convey the benefits of traditional footwear, all the while meeting the needs of the wearer.

手作り桐下駄は、旭の三津国勉さん(鳥取県伝統工芸士)が伝統の技で製作します。創業は不明ですが勉さんで3代目。桐下駄は、足の指を解放しているため、骨の変形症や水虫も防げ、履いて歩くだけでツボを刺激することから、健康グッズとして持てはやされています。お客さんの要望にも応じながら伝統の履物の良さを伝えています。

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