- Manufacturer of Leather Goods
- Tokushima-City, Tokushima
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Akihiro Yamada, born in 1956, moved to Kyoto to learn about Kimono, Japanese traditional craft after he graduated from school. Then he got a job at his father’s Kimono company.
He got interests in Aizome, a traditional dyeing technique in Tokushima prefecture and started to learn about it. One day he saw a Kacchu (Japanese traditional armor) and expected a possibility of natural dyeing of leather looking at the leather parts used in it. Thus he started to try dying leather and developed Ai-zome JAPAN BLUE leather products.