Friday, January 27, 2012

Haiku Friday - January 27th, 2012

Haiku Friday

here's my school's genkan
no outdoor shoes go past here
in/out shoe box trade

12/366 - Shoe Boxes (getabako)
Taken on my iPhone, toyed with in Photobucket
Most every school, home, doctor's office, gym and many other places in Japan have these at the entrance so that you can exchange your outdoor shoes for some kind of indoor shoes or slippers. To me, anymore, it just makes so much sense that I can't stand the idea of outdoor shoes being worn around inside.


  1. Cool. Do you carry indoor shoe/slippers around with you in your daily travels, or are they supplied?

    1. Good question! At my school, I keep my indoor shoes in the locker to change into. When I go somewhere like the doctor, they have slippers available.

  2. We don't wear shoes in our home, and our habit is to take off our shoes when entering someone else's home. Unless, of course, we're told not to - but few object.

    Love the 'Ku - and the photo. Miss you.

  3. We take our shoes off at the front door. I don't walk around inside with shoes on, mostly just socks.

  4. I was wondering the same thing as Jen. I would however prefer my own slippers, and not the ones the doctors keep available. I don't like to wear shoes that have been on strange people's feet. That's the reason I don't play bowling either!


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