This is Shinjuku station area. The tower with a big clock in the back is Tokyo Metropolitan government office. They light up the street around Shinjuku station area during Nov 15th – Feb 22nd this winter.
As you already know, we take off shoes when you enter the house in Japan.
What about at schools!? Normally Japanese schools for children require students to change outside shoes to indoor shoes which is called “UWABAKI” when they enter the school facilities.
⇓ This pair of white shoes is ordinary indoor shoes for ordinary public schools in Japan.
You might not believe, but elementary school students bring “uwabaki” home every Friday and wash them, and bring them back to school on Monday. They do it every week throughout their school lives for six years!! I did too!! Well, in some cases parents not children do though…