Asakusa – Getaya

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Though the business card says “Since 1912”, talk to the owner and he says Getaya has been in the business of traditional Japanese footwear for 116 years. If you want high quality, Japanese-handcrafted geta (wooden shoes) or zori (vinyl and more formal), Getaya has a huge selection. You can even choose the wooden base you prefer and the owner will present you with a huge variety of fabric thongs in different colors and patterns, which he can attach with a custom fit to your foot in 10 minutes. The current owner is the fourth generation of his family to operate the store, but he has no successor, so enjoy the shop while it lasts.

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