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The annual celebration of Japanese artisans is coming up next month! JAPAN SENSES @ Mitsukoshi / Isetan (4/1~4/12), co-sponsored by MEN`S EX magazine As far as shoemakers go, Shoji Kawaguchi (Marquess), Yohei Fukuda, and Otsuka Shoes would be conducting shoemaking demos and taking orders at the exhibition. Patina artist, Yusuke Ito will also be there for demos. Other artisans of interest: Nakata Hanger (bespoke hangers), Ishida Brush (handmade brush for vicuna),...
Also coming up next weekend: Gaziano & Girling Bespoke Trunk Show with Daniel Wegan March 7~8 @ Brift H, Aoyama Tokyo The show is taking place at the stylish shoeshine parlour, Brift H. Should be very interesting. This weekend, Brift H is also celebrating an opening of their new concept store, THE BAR. Brift H FB
For those living in Osaka / Kansai area, a great opportunity to meet Mr. Yohei Fukuda and to see his wonderful shoes this weekend. Yohei Fukuda Trunk Show: March 1~2 (today and tomorrow) @ Vulcanize Osaka also from Yohei Fukuda Blog: A stunning pair of bespoke Chukka boots. The line of stitches that extends from the heel is stitched through the lining, and keeps the stiffener below in place. The portion that contacts the ankle bones (above the stitches) are unlined...
from the Monocle article: Fukaya`s pupils.... master shoemakers of tomorrow
Haha sorry for not being clear, I meant homegrown as in `inside Japan only` (I will edit that part in my writeup). Though his father has been a major influence on him, he did graduate from a Japanese shoemaking academy (urged by his father). However, the school only offered basic handmaking skills, and most of his shoemaking knowledge were self taught (through experimentations), he says. I know he`s been teaching for a while, and quite a few of his pupils are now in the...
Hi Gianni,Main-d`or has no website. I have posted some of his shoes before on this thread, should come up if you use the `search the thread` function.
Main-d`or bespoke starts from ¥290,000 JPY (about $2850 USD)I don`t think the trees are included though
Here`s a little more Main-d`or: some closeups of the Wingtip oxfords The Main-d`or Silhouette Murata personally favors a softer bevelled waist, but his razor sharp fiddled waist is also a looker. The Back: Interesting stitchwork
Main-d`or by Eiji Murata The man with the Midas touch: His name is Eiji Murata, a son of a shoemaker, and a 100% home grown craftsman trained in Japan. He founded Main-D`or about 10 years ago, while also teaching full time at the Esperanza (a shoemaking academy in Asakusa). On the off days (from teaching), he works on commissions at his own studio in a Chiba suburb. He seems to be content in making shoes quietly in his own pace, for those who appreciates his craft,...
I couldn`t figure it out either. It must be some type of kidskin. Maybe I should ask the Otsuka rep for that.Their flagship store has a number of old bespoke samples from ages ago (I was told some were from the Meiji era late 19th century). Here is one that I dug out from Google.I saw these in person, and I think they are made from kidskin (heavily waxed for display)
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