Develop indoor shoes to cultivate demand for canceled summer festival in Corona Gunma May 31 19:11
Due to the suspension of summer festivals and fireworks festivals due to the influence of the new coronavirus, the demand for traditional craft carvings is declining, so at a workshop in Numata City, Gunma Prefecture, people who spend more time at home indoors We make shoes and sell them.
Numata City's “Kirigeta” designated as a traditional craft of Gunma Prefecture is characterized by its lightness and durability, and at the “Maruyama Geta Factory” in the city, every year from May to June before the summer festival season. It is the golden age of making ginger.
However, this time around, summer festivals and fireworks festivals were canceled due to the influence of the new coronavirus, and orders for this month decreased by about 80% compared to the same period last year.
Therefore, in this workshop, we have started to make and sell a new product that can be worn indoors by putting rubber on the bottom of the tooth of the cartilage, for people who spend more time at home such as telework.
Among them, the fact that the heel side teeth are cut short and diagonally means that the calf muscles can be stretched even when sitting in a chair.
Mr. Eri Takahashi of “Maruyama Geta Factory” said, “Gedha is easy to wear at work and I put clean Japanese paper on it, so I'm happy if I feel a little brighter.”