Elementary-School Shoe Rack
This Was The Question 何これ?  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 460mm — 1/200 sec, f/6.3, ISO 10000 — image data
This Was The Question
何これ?

I seem to have neglected to post the answer to the “Curved-Wire “What am I?” Quiz”, a photo similar to the one above, so here it is.

Shoe Rack 小学の靴箱です  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 240mm — 1/125 sec, f/6.3, ISO 10000 — image data
Shoe Rack
小学の靴箱です

It's an empty shoe rack at Anthony's elementary school. There are two sets... one for the street shoes left at the entrance...

Street Shoes 下履用  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 380mm — 1/200 sec, f/6.3, ISO 10000 — image data
Street Shoes
下履用

... and one for the shoes worn inside the school...

Inside Shoes 上靴用  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 210mm — 1/400 sec, f/6.3, ISO 10000 — image data
Inside Shoes
上靴用

All 2 comments so far, oldest first...

I had the scale right but that’s about it! 😉

— comment by Damien on January 14th, 2013 at 5:50pm JST (4 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

What a lovely custom! My sons Catholic preschool in US let them wear slippers in side. He thought it was wonderfully comforting. The teachers thought it was much cleaner. Now at public school, he is always getting in trouble for taking his shoes off at carpet time.

— comment by Babs on January 16th, 2013 at 9:44am JST (4 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink
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