A room in a vintage building, an adult hideaway.
MADE IN YOKOHAMA
Yamashita-cho, Yokohama is an exotic land lined with historic buildings. The T.SHIRAKASHI BOOTMAKER atelier is located in a room of a 90-year-old vintage building, which is also designated as a historic building. Although it is a small atelier of about 5 tsubo, all the work is done here and the shoes of the customer are born. The same building houses the bespoke tailor "GRAND", the shoe repair shop "UNION WORKS", and other artists' atelier, tea room, beauty salon, and design office.
Address: 504A Imperial Building, 25-2 Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 231-0023
Business hours: 10:00 am-17: 00pm
Regular holiday: Sunday
Stairs leading to the atelier
As you climb the stairs of the building right after you enter, you will feel as if you have traveled back in time.It's time to get ready for a glimpse into the world of shoemaking that hasn't changed since then.
Trajectories so far, lasts (wooden patterns)
The shape of the foot varies from person to person, and no one has the same shape.You can feel the remnants of the owner so far in each wooden pattern hung on the wall.
Shoe making tools
The heyday of handmade shoes,The tools made about 100 years ago, where craftsmen were competing for their skills, are still being used without fading.Shoes are produced by making full use of the tools that have been handed down from craftsman to craftsman and cherished.
Important time with customers
The antique sofa is for you to call when you have a conversation with the customer.When listening to customers' important ideas and valuable life experiences in conversation, it will be an irreplaceable time that will motivate this customer to make shoes that they will love for a long time.