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Getabako, Kinosaki Onsen

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 9 March 2013 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Typically in an onsen town, if you leave your ryokan (inn) and go for a walk around town, you take a pair of these slippers (geta) which will be available at the ryokan entrance. If you visit a public bath, you take off your geta and put them in a getabako (shoe cupboard / shelves) like this one. When you leave the bath house, you have to make sure you take the geta bearing the name of your ryokan (you can see the names written on the slippers) - even if its not the pair you arrived with, the right geta are eventually returned to the right ryokan.

This is the final shot from Kinosaki Onsen; a new destination from tomorrow!

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Basile Pesso from Paris, France

Wonderful graphism and excellent exposure !

9 Mar 2013 6:11am

@Basile Pesso: Thanks Basile!

BiLL from Belfast, United Kingdom

Nice, colourful patterns

9 Mar 2013 1:22pm

@BiLL: Thanks BiLL!

Florence from Paris, France

Highly graphic and colorful. Clever idea.

9 Mar 2013 1:27pm

@Florence: Thanks Florence!

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Excellent!

9 Mar 2013 1:38pm

@Ian Smith: Thanks Ian!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A cool shot and interesting information.

9 Mar 2013 5:13pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks Steve!

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Wonderful graphics and colours!

9 Mar 2013 6:51pm

@Richard Standley: Thanks Richard!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

A very inspired image, Daryl, with high graphic quality!

10 Mar 2013 8:30am

@Japanalia: Thanks Gabriela!

Javier from Castro-Urdiales, Spain

Nice shot for a great series. Wonderful trip!

11 Mar 2013 6:44am

@Javier: Thanks Javier!

Iloféo from Lyon, France

nice colours and graphism

1 Jun 2013 11:15pm

@Iloféo: Thanks Iloféo!