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Revolutionary Girl Potato.
(Still makes more sense than the movie)
I love anime and manga, don’t get me wrong. A lot of the stuff Japan produces is awesome. Sherlock is just one of those shows that wouldn’t work as a shojo anime. It would end up really sparkly and weird and awful.
Hmm. Drawing manga isn’t really my area.
Hi everyone! Here’s a quick lesson about Japanese traditional footwear! ☆*･゜ﾟ･The more you know ･゜ﾟ･*☆ (๑>ᴗ<๑)
- It’s a type of footwear which is elevated due to practical reasons. It is commonly used to protect one’s feet from getting wet from rainwater or snow.
- Oval geta for women; rectangular geta for men. ;3
B. Merchant’s Geta
- Higher teeth (elevation), to protect one’s feet from getting dirty/wet from the marketplace / trading area.
C. Okobo (Geta)
- Special geta meant to be used by geisha-in-training (also called maiko). Red straps represent newbie geisha~ ✿
- Flat, slightly more formal than geta, usually associated with the kimono (geta —> yukata).
- Japanese socks with toe separation between big toe and other 4 toes.
F. Jika-tabi (Tabi boots)
- (literally “tabi that contact the ground”) 20th century modified tabi. They are heavy-duty (with rubber soles) and are meant to be used outdoors.
Did you know that according to Japanese superstition, breaking the thong/strap on one’s geta is considered very unlucky!
Sources: http://goo.gl/XA0ybh ; http://goo.gl/V7SOi ;http://goo.gl/Of7mPQ
о(ж＞▽＜)ｙ ☆ hope you learned something! If there’s something about the Japanese cool-ture and traditions you would love to learn more about, please let us know!
GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE TAKING EXAMS!
In Case You Missed It: Z-Kai’s “Cross Road” commercial directed by Makoto Shinkai (5 Centimeters Per Second, Garden of Words)
The story is about two high school students who use Z-Kai, an education service, to help them prepare for their college entrance exams. Though it is only a commercial, it clearly shows Makoto Shinkai’s style of animation and storytelling. On another note, we showed Shinkai’s “Garden of Words” at Anime Expo 2013.