Shiny, gold lacquered geta ”Suruga nurigeta”
A ”geta” makes a very refreshing sound. There are various kinds of ”geta” made of raw wood and those painted with lacquer, but the ”geta” from Shizuoka are glittery with gold lacquer painted on a lacquer base.
It is chic to show a little heel
According to Sano, ”During the 20s and 30s of the Showa era, nearly one third of the people in Shizuoka City had jobs related to ”geta”.” However, in present days, there are only 5 ”geta” craftsmen. Sano would would like to somehow pass on the technology, so he is also active as the chairman of Shizuoka Nurigeata Industrial Association.
Sano asked Nakata’s shoe size.
- Suruga Nurigeta Studio, Seisaburo Sano
- 9-22 Seikancho, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka