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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. 27, 2017 | Posted in Blog, Shoemaking , | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: Masami ISHIZUKA | Course: Shoemaking

Shoe Making 27-Master Course 2016 (Student2)

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This is our teacher, Angelo. He is explaining with his book how to last the shoes depending on the method.

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I am going to stich the welt and upper. This is the main part of the procedures to make handmade shoes. It takes so much time, but I stich gently and steady.

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This is the picture I fished stiching.

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I put some corks inside of shoes to make shoes flat. After this, I put another layer leather and stich again.

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We often have some parties on weekends. It is so nice to sit down outside in this season.

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I am going to finish the life here in Firenze soon, so I decided to visit some restaurants that I wanted to try.

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It was around 7pm. Now sunset is around 8pm because summer time has come!!

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Next week, April 19 and 20 are our final exhibition. Have to hurry up!!

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