All posts tagged: Japan

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A Museum Tale: Samurai Garbs

The readers will have to excuse the author for being even more of a nerd than usual. But in museum ethnography and some part of anthropology, the explanatory powers of objects are being explored these years. I just read a book a couple of weeks […]

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In Other Shoes – Japanese Tabis

For me, socks in sandals have always been equivalent with either geeky science teachers or dorky dads (or actually just my own dorky dad, who is in fact a science teacher). But here’s something that might change your mind about the whole socks in sandals […]

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In Other Shoes – Japanese Getas

To follow up on last week’s post on wooden Japanese clogs, we here bring you a slightly lighter model – also for men! Or, at least Tuxen seemed to think so: Wooden slippers from Japan – getas. Given to me on October 30th 1957 by Dr. Shinjo […]

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In Other Shoes – Japanese Wooden Clogs

Maybe they don’t look like much, but these shoes are actually only to be worn on special occasions. “Japanese Ki-gûtsû, wooden clogs. Given to me February 24th 1958 by Dr. Shinji Suzuki, Tokyo. Big black polished shoes with a flat bottom. Used by the Shintô-priests, […]

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