https://studiokiichi.com/images/shop/ph_07.jpg https://studiokiichi.com/images/shop/ph_01.jpg https://studiokiichi.com/images/shop/ph_02.jpg https://studiokiichi.com/images/concept/img_logo.gif Sticking to "made in Japan" With the concept of "made in Kobe" A leather brand born in Motomachi, Kobe. Advances in high-quality Japanese leather, meticulous Japanese craftsmanship, And by Kiichiro's brand design that makes use of it "Kiichi" leather products continue to be born. I will continue to work with Kobe ... Profile Kiichiro, the owner and designer, was born in a family of shoe stores founded in 1917, and grew up touching on outstanding manufacturing and connections with people called Motomachi Shopping Street. All the leather products of "Kiichi", which inherits the leather technology and knowledge cultivated in Kobe shoes, are made in Japan. After graduating, he experienced a merchandiser in Nagoya, and after that, he started a family business and strives daily to acquire knowledge of leather products such as shoes, leather accessories, and bags from craftsmen. Owner and designer Kiichiro Katayama https://studiokiichi.com/images/concept/sign.gif Kiichi's commitment https://studiokiichi.com/images/concept/ph_02.jpg Make --Thoughts for manufacturing By the time one leather accessory is completed, various age groups are involved, from skilled craftsmen to young craftsmen. Small leather goods are small, but there are a lot of parts, and the number of processes is also very large. The careful work of young craftsmen and the supervision and compilation of their parts are done by skilled craftsmen, and many people make one leather product for Kiichi's leather products. Many people continue to make leather products that give a feeling of warmth. https://studiokiichi.com/images/concept/ph_03.jpg Design --Design that makes the best use of materials We are particular about color variations, such as the color of each color and the sense of unity of colors in consideration of balance. And, for functional beauty that considers natural movements and gestures, we think that it is important to have a unified design as a series while giving each item its own characteristics. Because it is used every day, after sample-up, we always conduct a usage test and make fine adjustments to details such as overall size, leather and gusset thickness, pocket depth and width, and opening / closing direction. Kiichi's leather products are designed with overall balance and functionality in mind. https://studiokiichi.com/images/concept/ph_01.jpg Leather-History of Japanese leather Tatsuno City, Hyogo Prefecture, and Himeji City are leather producing areas that boast the top share in Japan. Kobe is a blessed location for making ideal leather, which is about an hour away from that place. By visiting and expressing my thoughts many times, I was able to get the cooperation of Tanner (leather workshop). Based on our abundant experience so far, the technology to raise leather that is close to the image with an accurate manufacturing method is unique to Japanese people. Based on JIS standards, we perform tests for fastness and tear strength, and make final confirmations such as suitability for products. By making many modifications, it will be finished in a unique Kiichi original leather.