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SHIMIZU S-PULSE vs NAGOYA GRAMPUS (November 10th 2018) LIVE COVERAGE!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE 2 NAGOYA GRAMPUS 0

A great win thanks to two moments of brilliance during the second half! Next year this team will be hard to beat!
Additional time 4 minutes.
43′ Almost another goal for S-Pulse in extremis pushed into corner kick! Inconclusive.
Chong Tese in for Douglas.
83′ The game is finally turning exciting with chances on both sides!
Duke in for Kitagawa.
79′ Corner kick for Grampus. Very dangerous counter but Kaneko completely miskicks!
78′ Super save by Rokutan!
75′ Corner kick for Grampus. Goal disallowed for off side!
72′ Coorner kick for Grampus. Incoclusive.
Substitution for Grampus.
68′ Dangerous shot byGrampus just ver the bar!
66′ Corner kick for Grampus.
65′ GOAL! Almost a reepetition of first goal! Tatsuta senda again the same perfect looping cross to be headed in this time by Douglas!
58′ Dangerous shot by Kaneko. Corner kick. GOAL! On the second ball great cross by Tatsuta tthat finds the head of Kitagawa!
57′ Corner kick for Grampus.
Freire yellow carded.
Kaneko in for Ishige.54′ Corner kick forGrampus. Inconclusive.
49′ Corner kick for Nagoya.
46′ Ambitious shot by S-Pulse which gooes nowhere.
Kick off by Grampus.

Half Time. Apart of a few chances very even and static game. S-Pulse will have to up the tempo!
43′ Another silly defense mistake by S-Pulse which barely evaded the right post!
32′ Dangerous free kick for Grampus like a short corner kick. Very aangerous. Corner kick. Second corner kick. inconclusive.
26′ Weak shot by S-Pulse off target.
Takeuchi yellow carded.
22′ very dangerous misundertanding by S-Pulse’s defense almost leading to goal!
20′ Dangerous shot by Nagoya just wide of left ost!
18′ Good attack by SPulse but Kawai’s shot wide!
16′ over ambitious by Grampus that goes nowhere.
5′ Douglas just misses the goal! Corner kick. Weak heading caught by keeper!
2′ Dangerus free kick for Grampus. 26 meters from goal. Inconclusive.
Kick off by Shimizu S-Pulse.

Kick off at 14:03

Note: Coach Jan Anders Jonsson not being allowed to officiate today. He is replaced on th epith by his second coach, Yoshiyuki Shinoda.

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:

GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 28 Yugo TATSUTA
DF 3 HWANG Seok Ho
DF 4 FREIRE
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 17 Yosuke KAWAI
MF 6 Ryo TAKEUCHI
MF 29 Hideki ISHIGE
MF 10 Ryohei SHIRASAKI
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA
FW 49 DOUGLAS

Substitutes:
GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 26 Hiroshi FUTANI
DF 27 Takahiro IIDA
MF 11 Kazuya MURATA
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
FW 9 CHONG Tese
FW 19 Mitchell DUKE

Team Manager: Toshiyuki SHINODA

NAGOYA GRAMPUS

GK 22 LANGERAK
DF 29 Ryuji IZUMI
DF 20 Shinnosuke NAKATANI
DF 17 Yuichi MARUYAMA
DF 14 Yosuke AKIYAMA
MF 23 Ryota AOKI
MF 4 Yuki KOBAYASHI
MF 15 EDUARDO NETO
MF 28 Keiji TAMADA
MF 7 JO
FW 10 Gabriel XAVIER

Substitutes:
GK 16 Yohei TAKEDA
DF 3 Kazuki KUSHIBIKI
DF 5 Ikki ARAI
MF #! Takashi KANAI
MF 9 Ariajasuru HASEGAWA
MF 25 Naoki MAEDA
FW 11 Hisato SATO

Team Manager: Yahiro KAZAWA

Referee: Ryuji SATO
Assistant Referee:Taku NAKANO
Assistant Referee: Hironobu KIKAWADA
4th Official: Tsuyoshi OGURA

13:00

Shimizu S-Pulse are hosting Nagoya Grampus presently battling o avoid relegation. S-Pulse is on the other hand keen to improve their standing in the top half of the J1 League. It promises a tense confrontation!

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Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

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Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 50: New and Old Fire Hidrant and Fire Cistern Covers in Shizuoka City!

if you walk or cycle along Showa Street in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City, near Ichi Ban Cho you will find a series of old and new fire hydrant and fire cistern manhole covers with an interesting geometric design!

This particular ones is surrounded in yellow to allow fire trucks to easily spot them!

It is actually the cover over an important access to a fire cistern!

We know the design is brand new as it features the new Shizuoka Ciy emblem in its middle!

Going back you will find this still fairly modern design on a fire hydrant cover!

As they erased the central design it is probably a type used in the whole prefecture!

Further down the road you will find an old design!

It is partly painted in yellow for easy spotting at night.
This a type used in the whole prefecture and probably beyond!

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-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

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SHIMIZU S-PULSE vs SANFRECCE HIROSHIMA (October 20th 2018) LIVE COVERAGE!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE 2 SANFRECCE HIROSHIMA 0

Hard fought but great win!
90 +2 Another superb save by Rokutan!
90+ 13 against 1 and S-pulse still manages not to score!
5 minutes additional time.
86′ Dangerous attack by Sanfrecce but shot wide!
Mizutani for Kitagawa.
79′ Kitagawa on the attack but his cross is intercepted!
78′ Heavy pressure by Sanfrecce. Another great save by Rokutan!
74′ Rokutan saves a beautiful own goal!
67′ Rokutan has to save his side again!
Kawai in for Ishige.
57′ Kaneko sees a great shot saved!
54′ Another corner kick for Sanfrecce. Inconclusive.
53′ Corner kick for Sanfrecce. Inconclusive.
52′ Sanfrecce getting increasingly dangerous. Rokutan has to make another great save!
51′ Sannfrecce misses an open goal!
47′ GOAL! Superb counter attack by S-Pulse finished by Chong Tese who did not make any mistake on his return!
Kick off by Sanfrecce

Half time: S-Pulse created more chances but the game at times turned into rough exchanges poorly managed by the person in charge. S-Pulse will still have to up the tempo in the second half!

45′ Ambitious kick by Sanfrecce flying over the bar. 3 minutes addirtional time.
40′ Dangerous free kick for sanfrecce.
39′ Crislan seems to be injured and to be replaced by Chong Tese.
32′ Dangerous free kick for Sanfrecce. Wasted.
30′ Superb save by Rokutan!
25′ Long range shot by Kaneko earning a corner kick. Inconclusive.
24′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Inconclusive.
17′ Corner kick for S-Pulse GOAL! The Sanfrecce defense completely tricked and Kitagawa scores a great goal!
14 Dangerous heading by Sanfrecce! The game is a bit on the rough side.
7′ early domination by S-Pulse.
Kick off by S-Pulse

Douglas is out injured and replaced by Crislan while Mitchell Duke appears on the bench.

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:

GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 28 Yugo TATSUTA
DF 3 HWANG Seok Ho
DF 4 FREIRE
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 10 Ryohei SHIRASAKI
MF 6 Ryo TAKEUCHI
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
MF 29 Hideki ISHIGE
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA
FW 20 CRISLAN

Substitutes:
GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 26 Hiroshi FUTANI
DF 32 Takuma MIZUTANI
MF 11 Kazuya MURATA
MF 17 Yosuke KAWAI
FW 9 CHONG Tese
FW 19 Mitchell DUKE

Team Manager: Jan Anders Jonsson

SANFRECCE HIROSHIMA

GK 1 Takuto HAYASHI
DF 33 Takuya WADA
DF 2 Yuki NOGAMI
DF 4 Hiroki MIZUMOTO
DF 19 Sho SASAKI
MF 30 Kosei SHIBASAKI
MF 6 Toshihiro AOYAMA
MF 15 Sho INAGAKI
MF 36 Hayao KAWABE
MF 39 PATRIC
FW 9 Masato KUDO

Substitutes:
GK 34 Hirotsugu NAKABAYASHI
DF 5 Kazuhiko CHIBA
DF 27 Kazuaki MAWATARI
MF 18 Yoshifumi KASHIWA
MF 14 Tsukasa MORISHIMA
FW 31 TERRASIL
FW 16 BESART BERISHA

Team Manager: Hiroshi JOFUKU

Referee: Hiroyuki KIMURA
Assistant Referee: Akane YAGI
Assistant Referee: Noriyuki SUZUKI
4th Official: Satoshi KARAKAMI

13:30

Shimizu S-Pulse are hosting Sanfrecce Hiroshima presently standing second in the J1 League. After their memorable win in the derby against Jubilo Iwata S-Pulse will be eager to go one step further during the end of the season aiming ofr the highest position possible!

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-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
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-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

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Mizutori Geta/Japanese Traditional Clogs/Sandals in Shizuoka City!

At last I had the opportunity to visit and witness the power of a Japanese lady in Shizuoka Prefecture!
Yukiko Mizutori had not thought of succeeding her father, Masashi Mizutori, the 3rd generation owner of Mizutori Company founded in 1937 in Shizuoka City and instead opted to become a beautician 10 years ago.

Jonathan holding the main sole (“dai”) of a geta in its original form cut out of high quality hinoki/Japanese cypress.

But 4 years ago, having worked away from home for 7 years and getting married to Jonathan Barnabe from Quebec, she had to take a dudden turnin her life when her father, due to declining health, became increasingly worried about his business.

Beautiful range of sandal straps (“hanao”) from which customers can choose.

Having no sons, but three daughters, Yukiko being the second one, it would have been nigh impossible to find a suitable successor when she decided to ask her father to let her take care of Mizutori Company. He accepted and now only participates as a an overseer and exhibition manager.
On the other hand Yukiko had to study very hard and fast to succeed him.

Lady staff working on the sole of a geta.

But in spite of the enormity of her decision to take over acompany in male-dominated industry, she did have some advantages:
First, as a lady she would be free to implement new ideas and thinking into the craft.
Second, her husband is a former engineer nad now that he has acquired sufficient abilty in the Japanese language he can contribute much needed unique ideas to develop the business.
Third, instead of thinking solely of competition, she knew that collaboration would be far more beneficial and outsourced the making of geta with more than 12 local companies to provide design ideas, materials and work togeteher for combined products.
Fourth, and maybe more importantly, she uses, as much as possible, Japanese material form nearbymountains and forests.
When she needs exoctic wood her husband travel to Vietnam, Indonesia and other countries where his foreign language ability comes in handy.

Making geta/sandals involved many materials which have to be stored permanently!

Her company presently counts 15 staff and all participate, young and not so young, to the whole concpet of the company, even modelling for their pamhlets and brochures!
Not only her company supports local workers by using made-in-Shizuoka products whenever possible but also by hiring residents in the neighborhood.

Some work is done with traditional machiney.

But highly specialsed craft needs the hands and skills of veterans!

But young power is also definitely needed!

Without mentioning the need for a professional office team!

And orders are piling up!

Prices for Mizutori’s geta range from ¥6,800 to ¥18,000, but those painted with urushi lacquer cost as much as ¥200,000, and the award-winning made-to-order product requires two months until delivery.

Geta can be made with flat soles in a modern style but also with two ha/stilts for more tradiyonal footwear.

Geta may look unwieldy at first to a Westerner, but the fit and breathability are such that they are as easy to wear as a rubber beach sandal.

Mizutori Company provides sandals up to 32 size!

Geta are designed both for ladies and gentlemen and of course for children.
As for ladies’ footwear height can be designed according to the customer’s priorities and preferences!

The great news is that Mizutori Company is planning to accept and design visits for foreign visitors who will be able to make their own sandals on site!

They would certainly make for a great and unique souvenir gift back home!

The other good news are that Mizutori Company will soon open an otlet shop in the middle of Shizuoka City, on Aoba Street (Aoi Ward) in the middle of the of an area replet with great shops, izakayas and restaurants. But this is for another article!

Mizutori Company
Address: 420-0876 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Heiwa, 1-16-22
Tel.: 054-271-6787 (English & French possible)
Fax: 054-272-1302
E-Mail: info@mizutori.co.jp
Homepage: http://www.geta.co.jp
Web Shop: http://www.geta-shop.jp

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SHIMIZU S-PULSE vs GAMBA OSAKA (September 21st 2018) LIVE COVERAGE!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE 1 GAMBA OSAKA 2

Full time: how unlucky can you be?
45+3′ Gamba somehow saves its goal three times in a row!
88′ Murata hit the post!
80′ S-Pulse throwing everything into the game!
75′ GOAL! this time allowed! By Kitagawa fter great pass by Douglas!
72′ Gamba doinating a flat-footed S-Pulse…. Letting Gamba shoot at freedom again…
70′ Poor shot by S-Pulse sailing over the bar!
68′ Gamba playing cat and mouse with S-Pulse…
65′ Good counter by S-Pulse but Dougls’ kick is blocked!
62′ S-Pulse pushing forward and almost equalised but the last shot direct to the goalkeeper!
60′ GOAL! At last a good movement initiated by Douglas finally finds someone (who?) pushing the ball into the goal! Disallowed!
57′ Very poor and slow tactics again from S-Pulse.
46′ Another bad pass by S-Pulse being exploited but final shot wide over the bar!

Kick off by Gamba Osaka.

Half time: A silly own goal in the first minute completely disorganised S-Pulse to the delight of their opponents who just have to wait for the next mistake. All in all a poor game from S-Pulse in spite of their efforst. Now, will they be able to reverse this situation during the second half?

45+1′ Good cross by Mtasubara but Dougls’ head direct to the goal keeper!
Additonal time: 2 minutes
44′ Good but slow attack by S-Pulse ended with a shot wide.
40′ Gamba completely dominating and shooting just wide of right post!
39′ Dangerous free kick for Gamba safely caught by Rokutan.
34′ Another poor pass leads to a very dangerous attempt by Ga
mba palmed away into corner kick! Inconclusive. But second corner kick. Ended with a dangerous kick over the bar!
30′ Good move by S-Pulse but ended with very poor shot over the bar!
29′ Sterile attacks by S-Pulse easily countered…
25′ GOAL! It is getting worse with another soft goal conceded! Silly game!
21′ Corner kick for Gamba. Rokutan barely palms away dangerous cross.
17′ S-Pulse still trying hard to break their opponents’ solid defense.
10′ S-pulse trying hard to attack an all-defending opponent who repulse easily all attempts.
6′ S-Pulse keeps misses passes!
3′ Very dangerous heading past S-Pulse’s goal!
1′ GOAL! Stupid own goal concede by s-Pulse after being caught sleeping on their left side
kick off by S-Pulse!

Note the return of Douglas from suspension.

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:

GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 28 Yugo TATSUTA
DF 4 FREIRE
DF 45 makoto KAKUDA
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 6 Ryo TAKEUCHI
MF 17 Kosuke KAWAI
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
MF 10 Ryohei SHIRASAKI
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA
FW 49 DOUGLAS

Substitutes:
GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 3 HWANG Seok Ho
DF 32 Takuma MIZUTANI
MF 11 Kazuya MURATA
MF 29 Hideki ISHIGE
FW 18 Yu HASEGAWA
FW 20 CRISLAN

Team Manager: Jan Anders Jonsson

GAMBA OSAKA

GK 1 Masaaki HIGASHIGUCHI
DF 3 FABIO
DF 4 Hiroki FJIHARU
DF 5 Genta MIURA
22 OH Jae Suk
MF 7 Yasushito ENDO
MF 10 Shu KURATA
MF 15 Yasuyuki KONNO
MF 50 Kosuke ONOSE
MF 11 HWANG Ui Jo
FW 39 Kazuma WATANABE

Substitutes:
GK 23 Mizuki HAYASHI
DF 13 Shunya SUGANUMA
DF 14 Koki YONEMURA
MF 25 Jungo FUJIMOTO
MF 28 Takahiro KO
FW 9 ADEMILSON
FW 19 Kazunari ICHIMI

Team Manager: Tsuneyasu MIYAMOTO

Referee: Hajime MATSUO
Assistant Referee: Takumi TAKAGI
Assistant Referee: Tsuyoshi OGURA
4th Official: Toru KAKINUMA

18:30

Shimizu S-Pulse are hosting Gamba Osaka who against all expectations are struggling in the relegation zone.
It promises to be a tough encounter. After a positive away series S-Pulse will be keen to put the last worries behind and enjoy the rest of the season!

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-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

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Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 49: Chibi Maruko in Shimizu Ku & Aoi Ku in Shizuoka City!

Chibi Maruko is the heroine of the Chibi Maruko Chan manga series known all over Japan and far beyond overseas.
It was created by Momoko Sakura, born miki Miura(8 May 1965 – 15 August 2018), a resident of Shimizu Ku (formerly Shimizu City) in Shizuoka City. By sheer coincidence the laying of thetwo new and unique manhol covers had been delayed and were installed just after the sudden death of artist.

The first was laid on Sptember 6th in Shimizu Ku just in front of the west exit of Shimizu JR Station.

Chibi Maruko wears a pink holiday outfit on this one.

The background features Mount Fuji which you can see from Shimizu JR Station by clear weather.

Also in the background are tuna and the sea as Shimizu is a major fishing harbor with the largest tuna haul in Japan!

The other one was laid on September 7th at the entrance of the waking alley behind Cenova Deppartment Store in Aoi Ku!

It represents Chibi Maruko in her primary school uniform and headwear!

The background shows Mount Fuji and the Abe River!

And the tea fields, for which Shizuoka is so famous!

Remember these are the only samples! Unique

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Must-see tasting websites:

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Walking to the Izakaya the Japanese Way: Geta/Japanese Clogs

Not so long ago, the sound of wooden clogs (geta/下駄 in Japanese) could still be heard at any time of the day and night in any season in cities as well as in the countryside.
This is still mentioned as one of the sounds that older Japanese miss most in modern life. A traditional saying in Japanese says that “You do not know until you have worn geta.” meaning that you cannot tell the results until the game is over.
Chefs were wearing them at work inside izakayas and sushi restaurants. Now they wear graceless white vinyl boots.
Interestingly enough, by ignoring geta in favor of Western footwear, the Japanese are not doing a favour to their own health. Instead of being constricted inside shoes with the consequent skin problems during the rainy season and sweaty socks to wear with them, geta allow free movement of the feet in the most natural environment. Contrary to belief, walking with the skin in direct contact with a wooden or lacquered surface does keep the feet at a comfortable temperature, even in the snow.
Moreover, good Japanese-made geta cost an average of 5~6,000 yen (50~60 US dollars), which make them cheaper and far more durable than Western shoes! They can be easily worn day in day out for up to 10 years according to traditional makers in Shizuoka Prefecture!
The great majority of modern geta are made abroad, especially in China these days but traditional manufacture still survives in Japan.
The City of Fukuyama in Hiroshima Prefecture produces 60% of the national output. Hida City in Oita Prefecture is also a major producer.
Traditional and high quality geta are especially made in Fukushima, Nagano, Niigata, Akita and Shizuoka Prefectures.

Geta are sometimes called wooden clogs in English because of their resemblance wit clogs and flip-flops. One could describe them as a kind of elevated wooden base held onto the foot with a fabric thong to keep well above the ground. They are worn with traditional Japanese clothing such as kimono or yukata but (in Japan) also with Western clothing during the summer months. One can still see people wearing them in rain or snow to keep the feet dry, dur to their extra height and impermeability compared to other shoes such as zori.
There are several styles of geta. The most familiar style in the West consists of unfinished wooden board called a dai (台, stand) that the the foot is set upon, with a cloth thong (鼻緒, hanao) that passes between the big toe and second toe. Although there is no need to wear socks, apprentice geisha (also called “maiko”) wear their special geta with tabi (Japanese socks) to accommodate the hanao.

Ladies will often add a protective cap called tsumakawa (爪掛) to protect their toes from the rain or mud in inclement weather.
The supporting pieces below the base board, called teeth (歯, ha), are also made of wood. Cheap clogs are made with cedar wood (杉, sugi), whereas high-quality geta are made of very light-weight paulownia (桐, kiri) imported from Northern Japan.
The teeth are usually made separately and fixed to the base board later (Funageta/船下駄), whereas more valuable geta will be carved out of a single block called (Okaku/大角).
Although great craftsmen are becoming scarce (there are only five recognized in Shizuoka Prefecture in spite of their fame), geta can and usually are suggested to be made on order, so as to perfectly “fit the feet” of its wearer.
Such footwear is becoming increasingly popular abroad where more and more people have recognized not only their practical, health and ecological values, but also for their decorative and fashion merits.

The dai may vary in shape: oval and narow for ladies to rectangular and wide for men as well as in color: natural (harigeta/張下駄), lacquered (nurigeta/塗り下駄) or stained.
The teeth of any geta may have harder wood drilled into the bottom to avoid splitting, and the soles of modern clogs of the teeth may have rubber soles glued to them.
The hanao can be wide and padded, or narrow and hard, and it can be made with many fabrics Printed cotton with traditional Japanese motifs is popular. Inside the hanao is a cord (recently synthetic, but traditionally hemp) which is knotted in a special way to the three holes of the dai. The hanao are replaceable, although breaking the thong of one’s geta is considered very unlucky!
Maiko in Kyoto wear distinctive tall geta called okobo. Also very young girls wear “okobo”, also called “pokkuri” and “koppori”, that have a small bell inside a cavity in the thick “sole”/dai. These geta have no teeth but are formed of one piece of wood. They are carved in such a way as to accommodate for walking.
Japanese professional sumo wrestlers in the lowest wo divisions of Jonokuchi and Jonidan must wear geat with their yukata at all times!

Various types of geta for the true collectors! (this list is far from exhaustive!):
-Sokugeta/足駄: real antiques as these were worn between the Heian Era and Edo Era! They became the symbolic footwear of students in meiji Era
-Yama Geta/山下駄: Square mountain Clogs made of paulownia wood and worn at the beginning of Edo Era. When made with cedar pine wood, they are called Yoshiwara geta/吉原下駄 as revellers in the Yaoshiwara Distritc used them on rainy days.
-Pokkuri Geta/ぽっくり下駄 worn by maiko, geisha and young girls, generally higher and decorated with golden motifs.
-Robou/露卯, Yanagi Geta柳下駄 worn in the early Edo Era.
-Uma Geta/馬下駄, square and made of cedar pine wood. “Horse Clogs”, called so because they sound like horse’s hooves on paved streets.
-Koma Geta/駒下駄, most common all-weather clogs until before the Meiji Era.
-Kiri Geta/桐下駄, high-quality expensive clogs made of paulownia wood. Originally finished with black lacquer.
-Odawara Geta/小田原下駄, very popular among harbor workers and fishermen in the 18th Century in spite of their high price.
-Ippon Geta/一本下駄 or Tengu Geta/天狗下駄, a clog with only one ha/歯/”tooth”. Both worn by kids and adults.
-Taka Geta/高下駄, very high clogs
-Bankara/バンカラ/Narrow clogs with high teeth, popular with older time students.

Recommended manufacture/display center:
Suruga Nuri Geta (駿河塗下駄) (designated by the Shizuoka Prefecture Government)
420-0047, Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Seikancho, 9-22
Tel. & fax: 054-253-4917
Homepage: http://www.shizuoka-kougei.jp/009.html (Japanese)

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