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Shoes In Japan

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Une oí tne most striKing signts tnai take the attention of the traveler in Japan is that of the wooden sandal worn by the 35,000,000 of people. These sandals have a separate compartmeut for the great toe and inake a clanking noise nu the streets. Straw slippers are also worn, and a traveler startiug out on a jouruey will strap a supply of them on his back, that he may put on a new pair wheu the old is worn out. They cost but a cent and a half a pair. They are rights and lefts and leave the foot free to the air. We uever see those deforrnities of the foot in Japan which are so frequent in this country. They are uever woin in the house, but left outside the door. Passing down a street, ,yon may see long rows of them at the doors, old and new, large and small. -


Ann Arbor Argus
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