雪駄もブーツもエスカレーター左側 箭内 忍
setta mo bûtsu mo eskareitaa hidarigawa
the one wearing ‘setta’ sandals
as well as the one in boots
at the escalator’s left side
from “Ganymede”, Vol. 62, December 1, 2014 issue, Dorinsha, Tokyo, Japan
Fay’s Note: In Japan, left side of the escalator is for ‘standing’ and its right side is for ‘walking down.’ ‘setta’ is Japanese traditional sandals with leather soles. It was believed that Riku, the tea master in 16th century, started to wear them on a day with snow.