Many weapons used in Shotokan karate are also based on farming tools. If a group of peasants rebelled against the samurai class, they weren’t allowed katana by law, so things like sai, bo and nunchuks were used instead.
Shoes for industry!
For the past two weeks plus in a row, GoComics has failed to post the World Of Wonder panel that was scheduled to be published on Sunday, August 7. Certainly there are people reading this particular panel, including myself, who are interested in learning about the history of shoes through the comic medium, and it seems that those who have been its loyal readers have been rather disappointed. Is the July 31 panel pictured above the last of the series, and has it ended all too abruptly, or is there a possibility that what would be the follow-up panel will be appearing in GoComics any time in the foreseeable future? I would greatly appreciate an answer in regard to this matter.