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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.

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

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Just finished to put the toe counter.

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

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This time I made some decorations on the toe.

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

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

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

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

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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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