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文章: 「The Allure of Tochigi Leather, Representing Japanese Domestic Leather。– JAPAN FACTORY」

「The Allure of Tochigi Leather, Representing Japanese Domestic Leather。– JAPAN FACTORY」

「The Allure of Tochigi Leather, Representing Japanese Domestic Leather。– JAPAN FACTORY」

 Hello. This is the Hallelujah Editorial Team.

When it comes to Japanese leather brands, what comes to mind for you?

For those who love or are familiar with leather, the immediate response might be "Tochigi Leather." Even those less acquainted with leather might have heard the name Tochigi Leather.

However, for individuals who aren't particularly interested in leather products, the name "Tochigi Leather" might not hold much significance.

Tochigi Leather is highly acclaimed in Japan and globally. In order to make both those familiar and unfamiliar with it understand its appeal, we would like to provide a brief introduction to the charm of Tochigi Leather.

Firstly, we'd like to introduce the domestically produced brand "JAPAN FACTORY" that uses Tochigi Leather in crafting items such as wallets, handbags, and key holders.

 Contents

  • About Tochigi Leather
  • The Allure of Tochigi Leather
  • 2.1 Long-lasting Durability and High Quality
  • 2.2 Noteworthy: Patina Evolution Over the Years
  • 2.3 Japan's Pride: Made in Japan
    Introduction to Leather Products Using Tochigi Leather

  • 3.1 Tochigi Leather L-shaped Zipper Long Wallet
  • 3.2 Tochigi Leather Small-sized Long Wallet with L-shaped Zipper
  • 3.3 Tochigi Leather Tote Bag 3.4 Tochigi Leather Shoulder Bag
  • 3.5 Tochigi Leather + Accessories
  • 3.5.1 Key Holder
  • 3.5.2 Tochigi Leather Belt
  • 3.5.3 Tochigi Leather Mini Coin Purse

About Tochigi Leather

Now, let's delve into the subject of Tochigi Leather. Tochigi Leather is crafted by Tochigi Leather Co., Ltd. As the name suggests, the company is located in Tochigi Prefecture and has been a well-established leather manufacturer since its inception in 1937.

Tochigi Leather Co., Ltd.

http://www.tochigi-leather.co.jp/

Specializing in the production of vegetable-tanned cowhide leather, Tochigi Leather takes pride in offering the highest quality in Japan.

Known for its softness, durability, and the characteristic of deepening in richness with the passage of time, Tochigi Leather has garnered high acclaim not only in Japan but also worldwide.

The charm of Tochigi leather

Durable for a long time. high quality

Tochigi leather production goes through more than 20 steps from "raw leather" to "leather".
Traditional tanning methods go through multiple steps and time to create strong leather.

※Reference

・Vegetable Tanning A method of tanning using plant-derived tannins. Leather produced through vegetable tanning is characterized by its firmness, durability, and resistance to deformation. Due to susceptibility to sunlight and oils, regular maintenance is necessary. However, its tendency to undergo aging changes over time is a distinctive feature.

・Chrome Tanning A tanning method using a chemical called chromium. Its appeal lies in the ability to produce leather quickly. Compared to vegetable-tanned leather, it undergoes less aging changes over time. Additionally, it boasts superior properties such as waterproofing and heat resistance, making it durable even without regular maintenance. 

The most notable feature is its aging process over time.

I believe that rather than explaining, the following photos will provide a more visual understanding. This is a brand-new, unused Tochigi leather tote bag in caramel brown.

 

And here is the caramel brown Tochigi leather tote bag after approximately 2 years of use. Comparing it to the new one, it presents a certain feeling. Using it every day, I still don't tire of it and feel the desire to continue using it even more.

Not just wallets or handbags, but with leather products encountered, there is a wish to use them for a long time. However, maintaining the same condition consistently may lead to boredom. The greatest charm of leather products lies in their aging process, and Tochigi leather exceeds expectations in this regard.

Being able to enjoy the aging process every day, compared to when first received, the color is deeper, and the tones are in constant flux. Such a wallet doesn't become dull, and one can cherish it for a long time.

"It's delightful to see the changes, and I look forward to even more transformations in the future." These are words directly received from a customer. Leather products that allow you to enjoy the aging process are special, and among them, Tochigi leather stands out with its texture, luster, and various expressions, making it a source of pleasure from different perspectives.

 

Japanese Pride Made in Japan

 

Looking globally, high-quality leather is ubiquitous.
However, the fact that it is crafted by Japanese artisans (tanners) holds profound significance, perhaps making it the greatest charm.

Tochigi leather is only briefly introduced this time due to the abundance of related information.

While Japanese artisans take pride in protecting the Made in Japan ethos, we, under the domestic brand "JAPAN FACTORY," will continue to manufacture and sell leather products.

 

【Introduction】 Leather Products Using Tochigi Leather

Tochigi Leather L-Zip Long Wallet

The signature product of the JAPAN FACTORY brand can undoubtedly be considered the L-Zip long wallet.

Even on the inside, this wallet features an abundant use of Tochigi leather. Boldly selecting versatile leather, it becomes a wallet full of the inherent charm of leather.

Furthermore, due to its L-shaped zipper, compared to a circular zipper, the opening and closing are smoother, making it easier to access.

Especially popular among those in their 30s, this wallet is well-suited for occasions such as Father's Day, Mother's Day, birthdays, and more.

Tochigi Leather Compact Long Wallet with L-Zip

This product may appear similar to the previously introduced L-Zip long wallet, but what are the actual differences? We have received inquiries like this.

This item is part of Hallelujah's "TIDY" series, which embraces the concept of organization and tidiness. It is the smallest long wallet in this series. Combining the robustness of Tochigi leather with the functionality of TIDY, it stands as a premium leather wallet.

The interior is crafted from tanned cowhide, matching the color of the exterior leather. Additionally, the interior color undergoes modifications corresponding to each exterior color.

Due to its compact, smartphone-sized design, it can be neatly stored even in the back pocket, making it a popular choice.

The rich expressions of natural leather contribute to its unique personality, and we preserve these characteristics in their original state. Wrinkles and grain patterns are all one-of-a-kind. You can appreciate the uniqueness of each point, and when you see the finished product, you truly understand that every expression is singular. This is a distinctive feature unique to leather products.

Tochigi Leather Tote Bag

The tote bag featured in the aging images mentioned earlier.

This bag is one of the emotionally charged creations by the designer.
The designer dedicated a year to continuous trial and error in pursuit of a bag they would want to use, ultimately completing this piece.

Boldly using thick Tochigi leather, the exterior lacks any pockets, presenting a clean and minimalist style.

Simplicity is also a principle for the designer; they wish for customers to enjoy the expressions of the leather.

This bag is also highly popular among women. If you want to savor the joy of aging, the caramel color is an excellent choice.

 

Tochigi Leather Clutch

 

Another high-quality clutch crafted using Tochigi leather.
The detachable shoulder strap allows for a versatile 3-in-1 design, making it adaptable for various occasions, which is one of its appealing features.

The compact size, fitting comfortably in hand, undergoes aging changes that integrate with the owner's body shape and lifestyle through contact with the body.

 

The compact size undergoes aging changes through contact with the body, seamlessly blending with the owner's body shape and lifestyle. This high-quality, Japanese-made bag is versatile for both business and casual use, suitable for various occasions.

Tochigi Leather + Accessories

Not only handbags and wallets crafted from Tochigi leather are ideal for savoring aging changes. Transforming commonly used accessories into Tochigi leather enhances the joy of usage, making outings more enjoyable.

Key holder.

Palm-sized key pouch.

Depending on the size of the keys, it can accommodate around 1 to 4 keys. The compact and simple single-layer leather structure features a charming and adorable design.

Tochigi Leather Belt

Items used daily, when chosen in leather, can enhance one's mood.
Tochigi leather, especially in areas with more friction, tends to exhibit aging changes more prominently. Items like belts, subject to frequent friction and daily use, undergo aging more rapidly, fostering a greater sense of affection and attachment.

Tochigi Leather Mini Coin Wallet

This is an incredibly compact coin wallet that can also be used as a key charm.
The palm-sized dimensions make it very convenient to carry, adding a sense of ease for the owner.

Despite its small appearance, it features rich Tochigi leather, gaining unique hues with use, becoming a one-of-a-kind coin wallet.

Product Introduction: Tochigi Leather Mini Coin Wallet

We have so many fantastic products we'd like to introduce that it has turned into a lengthy passage.

These items are exceptionally elegant, of high quality, designed for long-term use, providing continuous enjoyment.We hope you have the opportunity to experience them firsthand.While the article is a bit lengthy, we appreciate your dedication in reading it through to the end.

If you have the chance, please do visit our website.
https://hallelujah-leather.com/

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