Japanese Geta clogs of Mizutori
About 100km from the east of Mt. Fuji, Aoi-ku is a part of Shizuoka City in Shizuoka Prefecture. Aoi is famous for a hot spring and there are many ryokan hotels with onsen. As is near to the Suruga Bay, a lot of tourists who also expects delicious seafood visit the city. But another, Aoi has a local specialty. That is Suruga Geta.
Suruga Geta, made by craftsmen who inherited the technology from the Edo era, developed as a special product of Shizuoka. But due to the Westernization of Japanese living, the demand for traditional footwear, clogs, has drastically decreased. Mizutori Industry has challenged the revival of the declined clogs industry. This company changed Geta to a contemporary design, realizing overwhelming good comfort.
I would like to introduce you the popular 5 series of Geta of Mizutori.
Geta clogs of Mizutori
1 Sajin (for Men)
2 Kaguraya (for Women)
3 SHIKIBU (for Women)
4 DRILL DESIGN (for Men and Women)
5 Hibino Kodue (for Men and Women)
Learn more about Mizutori’s Geta
Mizutori Industry has a history of over 70 years. And the company continues to develop innovative clogs. But it is nothing but a traditional technique of manufacturing to form the basis of the production. Even now the craftworkers take time and effort one by one, and carefully handcrafted, they can realize a comfortable and outstanding fit. It is also one of the attractions of Mizutori to actively collaborate with various creators and crafts of various places in Japan in order to match with contemporary lifestyle and fashion and to create a new design.
It is characterized by using the local cypress of Shizuoka in consideration of the environment. Compared with importing from other prefecture and overseas, the amount of carbon dioxide generated during transportation is reduced. It also makes effective use and revitalization of local forest resources. Abandoned forests are a serious problem in Japanese forestry.
According to Shizuoka University research, this company’s geta has a good effect for health, for example, improvement of blood flow and improvement of walking posture.