Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Shoe Zoo - Home Tour Part 3

It is mandatory to take your shoes off before entering a Japanese home - you are symbolically and literally leaving the dirt of outside behind as you step up into the house. Guests shoes stay in the entryway - the genkan - which is slightly lower than the rest of the home. But where do the occupants shoes go? In the shoe closet!

This is one thing I will definitely miss about our apartment! It is so convenient - no more rooting around in the bottom of your closet, trying to see your shoe options - they are all on display!

1 comment:

Alison said...

I can't believe you brought all of those shoes halfway around the world. It's really cracking me up. I guess I'm the "abnormal" female because I'd wear tennis shoes everyday if I could, but you must have had 2 suitcases of shoes!!! Luckily you have small feet :) Miss you!