These are Yune's indoor sandals. Her outdoor sandals are much taller, and make a pronounced clopping sound.

Episode 2 of Ikoku Meiro no Croisée (Crossroads to the foriegn labyrinth) shows Yune trying to adjust to her new surroundings, including a walk around the neighborhood, and the odd things that people eat in foreign lands.

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East meets West.

 Ikoku Meiro no Croisée is a series about a Japanese girl who comes to Paris, France in the late 19th century. This first episode was quite charming, and emphasized the cultural misunderstandings, and the difficulties one faces when trying to fit in someplace completely new. Given the presence on the production team of Junichi Sato, I’m looking forward to a “healing” type anime, and this first episode really bore that out. The very human drama associated with not being accepted seemed genuine, but the tension was mostly resolved by the end of the episode. Rather than discussing these events, this post takes a look at two places that were shown.

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