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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.

Jun. 01, 2017 | Posted in Reports, Shoemaking , | Tags:, Reporter: Masami ISHIZUKA | Course: Shoemaking

Shoe Making 28-Master Course 2016 (Student2)

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Finally, the final exhibition day has come!! I made the black shoes called ‘Tirolese-style” and the green shoes called “Norwegian-style”.

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This is the exhibition place for the shoe-making course. Our shoes look elegant.

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I took a photo with my classmates who studied together. My shoes are on the down-left in the light pink.

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Many of my friends came to see our shoes, too.

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All shoes have thier own tastes.

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We decide what leather, design and even the shape. And then make them by our hands.

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Our maestro came for us, too. We really appreciate him to teach us how to make shoes.

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For these shoes, I put red color on the back. I still have one more week to go!! I do my best!!



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