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Nationality: Japan
Course: Shoe Making
Program: Master Course
Period: Sept. 5,2016-Apr. 28,2017


I worked in Japan for about 10 years but my former job had nothing to do with shoe making. I simply liked leather working as a hobby. I used to make small items such as leather wallets on my days off. For this past 2 years, I studied every week at a shoe making school in Kobe, Japan. I totally enjoyed the process of how my idea became actual shoes, so I kept making shoes on weekends even though I was tired from my weekday’s work. It takes a long time to make 1 pair of shoes, but I just love the shoe making process itself.
I quit my job 1 year ago and decided to come to Florence to study shoe making. I took Italian lessons for 4 months from this May, and I am now taking shoe making lessons in Italian. There is so much I need to learn now, but I hope to enjoy this learning experience.

Feb. 23, 2017 | Posted in Blog, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: Masami ISHIZUKA | Course: Shoe Making/Design

Shoe Making 20-Master Course 2016 (Student2)

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This is the Duomo in Milan. It was much more “pointed” than the Duomo in Florence. It resembled Sagrada Familia, I thought.

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The front shot is really overwhelming. The atmosphere each Italian city has is quite different. I heard Milan was cloudier than other cities.

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I found Esselunga near my hotel. Because I always wanted to come visit this big supermarket but never had a chance in Florence, I was totally excited.

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The next day, I visited the MICAM (International Footwear Exhibition). The event venue was quite huge.

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This is the event flyer. Too bad no photo shooting was allowed in the venue.

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I found a fashion show in a part of this huge venue. It was my first time to see the real fashion show.

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All fashion models had great figures, so I could not help keep watching their body rather than their shoes.

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On the side screen, you could view the shoes fashion models were wearing. All shoes in the show were really cool.

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The audience gathered from all over the world, and I found many stylish dressers among them.

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There was a professional shoe polisher working free of charge. I wish I had time to get mine done!

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