下駄 Geta - Clog

下駄 Geta - Clog

町娘 木製の履き物。本来は泥濘で足をとられないように考案された、雨天用の履物。江戸では道路整備が進んでいないこともあり、中期以降に広く普及した。
台に足を差し込んで作る差歯下駄と、一枚板から削り出してつくる連歯下駄があり、差歯の高い下駄を「足駄」それ以外を「下駄」と呼んだ。

Geta is a wooden footwear. Originally designed in ancient times to prevent the wearer getting muddy feet during rain. Also with the lack of progress on road construction during the Edo period they became popular as general footwear and different kinds were designed to meet the needs of wearers in a variety of situations.

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