Was at a temple today and one of the things you have to do before going into the various shrine areas is take off your shoes. The downside is there are lots of temple dogs and cats about. The cats could careless but the dogs like to have a little fun. The lady whose flipflop this is was in with a monk so the dog figured he have some fun. A temple volunteered rescued it once but when I came back out it was back to where I last saw the dog.