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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.
This scanner tells where on your feet gets more or less pressure. I was told that I stood straight with a little bit more weight on the right foot.
Tina has decided to borrow these shoetrees. I glued special corks over the shoetrees that I borrowed, then I grinded till it’s shaped to match my feet.
After school, I sometimes go out with my friends to a bar for a drink. Today we decided to enjoy a glass of drink at a bar near the San Lorenzo Church. I loved the simple and natural interior of the bar.
This week, we started learning the Norwegian method. Before sewing, the insole must be cut out like this photo. It was as difficult as peeling radish skin off for me.
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