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3C Class



Joined: 06 May 2003
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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2003 4:29 pm    Post subject: custom Reply with quote

Hello I'm a junior high school student in japan.
I think about shoes of the custom in America
I hear that there are young people who take off their own shoes when they com into their room. In the living room they put on their shoes.
I think you may take off your shoes like in Japan. In Japan we take off our shoes at the door.
What do you think?
Thanks.
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obelix



Joined: 09 Feb 2003
Posts: 304

PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2003 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure, I take off my shoes when I walk into the house. It does not make sense to track in dirt from the street.
I like to walk about barefoot in my house too. Even socks on my feet feel restrictive. (In your house though, I would not remove my socks.)
I think Japan is right on this, just as they were correct with the Honda Motorcycle!
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Diana



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
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Location: Guam, USA

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2003 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chamorros also follow the same custom as Japan. My people also take off their shoes when they enter someone's home. That is also our custom.
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naoki3362



Joined: 13 May 2003
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2003 11:01 pm    Post subject: It's Japanese custom. Reply with quote

Japanese parents discipline their children to take off their shoes
In Japan. It's etiquette to clean our room.

By the way, this custom has a close relation to japanese mind.
This is an expression in japanese.
"Don't enter my heart with your shoes on! "

This is very interesting thing...
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saori1122



Joined: 15 May 2003
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Location: japan

PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2003 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think so. This custom originates from feature of Japanese construction.
But Japanese people is very shy. Wink
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