August 17, 2010

Hot Feet


In Japan, we are always barefoot inside the house.

On a wonderful sunny day like this, sometimes we're barefoot outside, too! That is, until the concrete becomes too hot to walk on. Then you have to make a very important decision.

Do you calmly put your shoes back on? Or do you do the silly hot-hop dance until you find shade?

13 comments:

Francisca said...

That's interesting, Kaori... I don't quite see the Japanese being so informal as to go barefoot outside. Me, I'd be hopscotching into the shade.

[Koi in Chinese is jinli (I think that's literally golden carp, but not sure), as goldfish - not the same fish - is jinyu.]

arabesque said...

hah! i don;t think i can do that here,^0^
but i do this barefoot thing inside the house, and it always feeels good!

VP said...

I'm barefoot at home either, I can't stand any kind of slippers. Maybe a pair of socks in winter, but nothing more!

Dindin MK said...

Hehehe...
Interesting!

Tall Gary said...
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ρομπερτ said...

What a joy it must be. Years since last walked barefeet outside the house. Would try to leave the shoes in me hands. Please have a wonderful Wednesday, thank you as well for your kind words very much.

daily athens

T. Becque said...

I don't know how people do this, it hurts to walk outside with no shoes on!

Evelyn said...

LOL, I'd put my shoes back on :)... Actually I'd find the road a bit rough and tough for my feet.

Babzy said...

if the concrete is too hot with your shoes how can you walk on it bare foot ???????

Mo said...

i don't recommend being barefoot on London's streets

Rob said...

No barefoot outdoors for me. too hot, I look silly hip hopping about. ;)

Tall Gary said...

“Ow, ow, ow, ow! It would be better if I was walking on grass.”

EG Wow said...

Most Canadians do not wear shoes inside our homes either. But I DO wear socks because my feet get cold...especially in winter. :)

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