The first rough sketch says, “Your shoes belong on the ground, as your food belongs on tables.” I’m always shocked that Western people have their feet up to chairs or tables. You might know that we Japanese people take off our shoes at home. The English words “with one’s shoes on”, is translated into Japanese as “Dosoku” (muddy feet). It means to get dirt on other one’s privacy and dignity. Even if we could accept someone entering the room without taking off shoes, we never allow the shoes (Dosoku) upon a table.
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