Not sure what the shoe has to do with Japan, but I thought this was a unique photo site. MadeofJapan.com has thousands of photos, some of people, landmarks and of course, anime. It all comes together as a floating photo mosaic of a shoe that bounces and slightly rotates with the movement of your mouse. Photo mosaics are not unique, but I thought this site was pretty unique in a web environment.
Enjoy the link!