Shoe Spotting in Japan

Dave has been on exchange in Japan since the end of March.  He hasn't had many opportunities to email, but has found the time to share some photos of his journey. 
As you may know, Aurora Shoes have become very popular in Japan.  We all wondered if he'd spot many while there.  If these photos are any indication, they're not very hard to find.  
It's customary to remove one's shoes before entering a...

An All American Send Off

Dave departed for his month long trip to Japan on Saturday afternoon and arrived safely in Osaka this morning.  In true Binns family fashion, he was treated to a Friday night farewell dinner of pizza and wings.
We hear he was greeted in Osaka with sushi.
 images via Inventor Spot

I bet it wasn't Obama face sushi.  Now THAT would have been a warm (and totally hysterical) welcome!

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Dave Prepares to say Sayonara!

A street shot of Osaka, where Dave will be heading in March

Several months ago Dave was one of five young New York professionals chosen to take part in a Group Study Exchange hosted by Rotary International. He has been attending meetings and attempting to learn basic language skills in preparation for a four week trip to Japan. While in Japan, Dave will stay with a Japanese host family and will...

Photography by Erin Little , Ginny Sheller , Katherine Huysman .

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