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JR East E261 Series Announced

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Looks like they are wearing slippers while on the train.  Crew from the train's builder keeping it in mint condition until it actually enters service?  Removing one's shoes on entering a place is common in Japan.

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miyakoji
1 hour ago, Sheffie said:

Can anyone  explain the ritual that takes place where the crew step off the train, put something on the ground, step on it, and pick it up again? I am intrigued 

Looks like they're wearing indoor shoes on the train.  Step off train, drop outdoor shoes and slip into them, pick up indoor shoes.  It looks like the first two guys off the train don't do it.

 

edit: sorry Bill, I should have clicked on to the second page before replying 🙂

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railsquid
6 hours ago, bill937ca said:

Looks like they are wearing slippers while on the train.  Crew from the train's builder keeping it in mint condition until it actually enters service?  Removing one's shoes on entering a place is common in Japan.

 

This is the equivalent of inspecting a commercial premises (office etc.) where shoes would normally be worn, where slippers are supplied to keep the place clean before it's rented out.

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Sheffie

Thanks, all. I did know about removing one's shoes on entering a house, but I hadn't thought of extending that to a workplace or train

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HankyuDentetsu
On 11/7/2019 at 6:41 AM, bikkuri bahn said:

eegads! desirofication has finally reached these shores??

Nothing to contribute to this thread (other than the E261 looks rather lovely), but your comment really made me laugh for some reason. No one is safe from desirofication!

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