Happy Shoe Day!

Yes, I do plan to post about every single special day listed in the Japanese side of Wikipedia.

Today, my friends, Japan celebrates* Shoe Day! Established in 1932 by the "Japan Shoe Alliance" (日本靴連盟), it actually commemorates an event that took place in 1870: NISHIMURA Katsuzou's opening of Japan's first western-style shoe factory in Japan.

You can see a picture of the great man himself at the bottom of this page.

Today is also TAKEUCHI "Creator of Sailor Moon" Naoko's birthday, and the 35th anniversary of the opening of Expo '70 in Osaka.

* By which I mean "remains almost completely unaware of".

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