Re: fur shoes
- View Source--- In email@example.com, "S. David Lee" <ogamibusho@y...> wrote:
> I'm making kegetsu, or fur-covered boots, for myself and my
> squires. I'm having a devil of a time finding images and solid
> documentation for mid to late momoyama period. Could anyone out
> there point me in the right direction?
The Tanki Yoriaku (written about 1735) has an entry for them:
"Kegutsu and momi-tabi are worn only for interviews with noblemen, as
ordinary socks with sandals or bare feet are very vulgar"
A Gakken books I have (ISBN4-05-602415-4) (I think the title is 118
Sengoku Warlords) shows portraiture of several daimyou wearing
kegutsu. To name them: Nobunao Nanbu, Kagetsunne Katakura, Yoshinobu
Satake, Douan Ohta, Terumasa Ikeda, Yasumasa Sakakibara. The portraits
do not appear modern, but I cannot provide firm dates.