Question by Kei: Am person w/ orthodics. How does work in Jap culture?
How does a person in Japan (native or foreign) go into homes, & where ever else shoes aren’t allowed, if they need to wear orthodics CONSTANTLY through out the day? I wouldn’t think you could put them in slippers. So how exactly would that work?
Just putting them in my socks i don’t think would work at all cuz my feet would slide & I could end up falling over and spraining my ankle or something. And carrying around a pair of slippers or brand new shoes would be a pain. And seeing how health based Japan seems to be, I think that Japanese people would do something if something prevented them from being able to walk & stand properly. I mean I don’t think they would like take your crutches away if you broke your leg cuz you’d been walking outside with them. Same with wheelchairs. My orthodics are a NEED to have thing. As soon as I’m able to get the money, I’m going to be getting customs, which indicates just how bad my problem is. For those who aren’t able to understand what that means, here’s something of an explanation of how bad; I can’t run, i can barely jog, & i can’t stand for prolonged periods of time, among other restrictions. If I am long w/out them, I am literally like crippled.
Answer by Joriental
Yes they put them in slippers, or just socks, at private houses.
I mean when you visited someone’s house, they’d take off their shoes, change to slippers, and enter a room.
And when they enter Tatami room, they take off slippers, too.
See this picture. They are in Tatami room. They are not putting shoes or slippers on.
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