Sandals [geta]

Date:
c. 1943

Geta, traditional Japanese footware, were made in camp. A cross between a clog and a sandal, the raised base kept the feet off the ground. At Manzanar, geta were commonly used to go from the barracks to the latrine buildings which might be several hundred feet away.

Description (physical):

Wood, cotton. H 24.0, W 9.5, T 4.1 cm

Location:
5001 Hwy. 395 Independence,California 93526
Identifier:
MANZ 4124
Institution:
Manzanar National Historic Site