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Masami ISHIZUKA
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Masami ISHIZUKA

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

日本では10年間ほど靴づくりとは関係のないお仕事をしていましたが、趣味としてずっと好きで続けていたのが革細工でした。休日には財布など小物をコツコツ作る毎日でした。そしてそこから派生して、この2年間は神戸にある靴学校に毎週通いました。自分が考えたものが形になっていくことが面白くて、休日は疲れていても靴作りが楽しくて仕方がありませんでした。とても時間がかかる作業ですが、出来上がりだけでなく、出来上がっていく様子がなんとも言えません。
一年ほど前から、思い切ってお仕事を辞め、本場イタリア・フィレンツェに革靴づくりを学びに行くことを決めました。今年の5月より4ヶ月間、語学学校でお世話になりイタリア語で何とか授業を受け始めました。まだまだ分からない事だらけですが、楽しみながら頑張りたいと思っています。

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.

Apr. 21, 2017 | Posted in Blog, Shoemaking , | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: Masami ISHIZUKA | Course: Shoemaking

Shoe Making 26-Master Course 2016 (Student2)

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写真上が先芯です。下はヒールカウンターです。

The upper in the picture is the toe counter. And the other is the heel counter.

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つま先に先芯を付け終えた所。

Just finished to put the toe counter.

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釣り込んでこのような形にします。木型を抜いてもつま先がしっかりします。

Then mount the upper like this. The toe counter keeps this shape.

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デコレーションを入れました。

This time I made some decorations on the toe.

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釣り込みが終わると縫います。こちらは一階目の縫いが終わった所です。

After mountaining, I stich by hands. Just finished the first stich.

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縫う為に糸作りをします。糸は単糸をよって作り、ワックスでコーティングします。

I prepare threads to stich. The threads are made from some single threads and wax.

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この日はJo君の誕生日でした.みんな嬉しそう。

It was Jo’s birthday, so every one celebrated him. Look happy.

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ジョットの塔から見たドゥオモです。最高の景色でした。

I took a photo of Duomo from the tower of Giotto. It was amazing.

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4月1日日曜日は、街の至る所でデモ?行進がありました。何かは分かりませんが、ややお祭り騒ぎな雰囲気でした。

I saw some demonstration in the town on April 1st. I don’t know why,,,, but I thought it was like a festa somehow.


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