Shocked in Milan
I was born in 1986 in Sadogashima, Niigata Prefecture. Sadogashima, which used to be a penal colony of imperial homes and nobles who lost the political disputes in Kyoto a long time ago, is a secluded island in the island nation Japan, but allows for a cultural stagnation with the glamor of the city It has produced unique inspiration and culture.
In 2008, I crossed the sea and jumped out of Japan.
While cherishing traditional Japanese culture that I have been familiar with since I was a child, I spent a very sensitive time touching HIPHOP and street culture. While my sensibility was in conflict between Japaneseness and the West, I could not finally suppress the explosion.
I went to Milan, the home of my suit.
I went to a number of workshops and what I saw was my commitment and confidence in the craftsmanship.
But more than that, it was my pride in the brand and culture that they possessed, and the patriotism that forms the basis of that.