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Kachikura gets its name from being the area stretching from Okachimachi to Kuramae, and has long been renowned for its artisans.
Makers of leather accessories are especially prevalent, with long-established firms founded between 50 to 120 years ago.
Their high-quality yet reasonably-priced leather accessories are recommended as souvenirs.
-See items being made at close quarters in an atelier shop-
mic Ueno flagship store(mic上野本店)
Leather brand established in 1978, making leather wallets and accessories to accompany daily life, for long-lasting use without stress. At mic, items are made while emphasizing and incorporating principles such as: “durability”; “long-term use while enjoying the beauty of leather”; “functionality comes first, make a product that feels good to use”. The back part of the atelier is walled with glass so that you can see the actual workshop and watch the craftsmanship as products are created! Not just the products, but also the techniques and process involved in production are on display, so at this shop you can enjoy learning all about the craft of leatherwork.
“We want to see many people using genuine leather articles in their daily life.” This is the motto of PRO-MENER, where diverse products are made with painstaking attention to quality of materials. In this workshop, filled with leather items, each exuding its own distinctive quality, you can enjoy looking for a wallet or bag to suit your personal style. All the products evoke a sense of distinguished elegance including WAPROLUX series using the beautifully-colored and embossed leather. “If high-quality leather is not available, even if there are items we want to make, we will not make them.” Leather goods made following this policy can spark joy in the hearts of those who carry them. Brilliant color is accompanied by a soft, refined feel, so you know that you are using something special in your everyday life.
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