Tatsuno City and Himeji City in Hyogo Prefecture are the top producers of leather in Japan. The Shade Series wallets are made from leather produced in Japan and designed with the overall balance and function in mind. While domestic leather is traded at a low price in the market, KIICHI has built a relationship with leather craftsmen in Hyogo Prefecture by visiting them frequently, in the hopes of creating products that embody the warmth of the leather. Shade Series wallets are affordable thanks to the efforts of reduce costs by undertaking the entire process in-house, from material purchasing to manufacturing and sales. Because wallets are used every day, meticulous attention has been paid to the details by conducting a number of tests. These wallets can be enjoyed by a wide array of customers ranging from those in their 20s to 60s, and are a perfect gift that convey the charm of real leather.
Hyogo Prefecture maintains a leading share in the domestic leather market. These originally-tanned leathers boast an excellent color fastness and light resistance, while producing great colors. Meticulously made in an atelier in Kobe, our wallets are highly functional and show off the best characteristics of leather.