Washoku is the Japanese word for Japanese cuisine. This blog will introduce Japanese food, the chefs, dishes, pottery, and Japanese culture. All photos are by Naoko Takagi, contributions from other individuals will be noted.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Footwear in the Kitchen

Footwear in the Kitchen

Takageta (tall wooden clogs) were worn by chefs around Japan and especially in Kyoto to protect their feet from being chilled to the bone by the cold temperatures permeating the floor of the kitchen. The height of the takageta allowed the chefs to work more comfortably, despite having more limited mobility.

Today, chefs choose comfortable rubber sandals instead.



Chefs' Geta (photo credit:amazon.co.jp) 

Photo shoot at Hirohisa