Geta Guy

Geta Guy

Sorry, I have no idea why this guy was out for a stroll in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district wearing these platform geta.web analytics

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  1. George
    George says:

    Nice photo, certainly a rare sight. One tooth Tengu geta 5-6 inches high (15 cm) are not especially difficult to walk in, but ones that high are pretty terrifying as you can’t rest the toes on the ground for stability when needed. Sometimes you’ll see them at a festival, but the wearer nearly always has a staff and/or assistant to lean on when they stop.

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