I gave a presentation to my church this evening about my time in Japan.
I started by telling them that in Japan, people take their shoes off and wear slippers in church. I then took off my shoes and put my slippers on for the rest of the presentation. That was something they did not expect. I suggested that the elders and deacons ought to consider introducing a shoes-off rule here at Woodgreen Evangelical church.
One of the elders very helpfully scanned my photos and put them on a powerpoint. So I was able to show them some photos of the church and Ajigasawa. Among the photos was a photograph of a line of shoes in the church entrance-way. I also showed a picture of the church toilet with the toilet slippers.