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Display of award-winning works Japan Leather Award 2023, the largest leather product contest in Japan ~ Held until January 4th on the 8th floor of b8ta Hankyu Umeda Main Store ~

Japan Leather Award Secretariat
[Display of award-winning works] Japan Leather Award 2023, the largest leather product contest in Japan ~ Held until January 4th on the 8th floor of b8ta Hankyu Umeda Main Store ~
The Japan Leather Award is a leather product design festival that produces award-winning winners. The award was decided through examination and discussion by a jury consisting of active designers. This year’s most ambitious works, all of which won awards, will be made available to the public.
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The 2023 Grand Prix and 10 award-winning works in each category of Japan Leather Award, Japan’s largest leather product competition sponsored by the Japan Leather Industry Federation (Taito-ku, Tokyo), will be exhibited to the public. The event will be held from December 1st (Friday) to January 4th (Thursday) at “b8ta Osaka – Hankyu Umeda” (8th floor, Hankyu Umeda Main Store, Osaka).
The entry deadline was Monday, August 21, 2023, and 214 entries were received. The winners of each award and the Grand Prix were determined after a rigorous review by Masahiko Nagahama (Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts), the head of the jury, and other judges who are active at the forefront of the fashion and design fields.
A leather jacket wins its first Grand Prix! Yoshihiko Ishibashi “Punching Leather Sashiko Riders”
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On November 3rd (Good Leather Day), this year’s Grand Prize works were announced on the official website. This year, the winner was Mr. Yoshihiko Ishibashi from Shizuoka Prefecture (Obelisk Co., Ltd., Tokyo / Title: “Punching Leather Sashiko Riders” / Best Product Award in the Wear & Goods Category). This is the first time in 14 years since 2009 for leather wear, and the first time for a leather jacket to win this award.
Award-winning works/exhibited works (The name of the work is at the beginning of the sentence, the name of the affiliation is in parentheses, and honorific titles are omitted for winners)
・《Mimicry》Yuji Nishino (Nishino Shoes Store) Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture
Footwear Category Best Product Award
A one-of-a-kind pair that mimics the rugged sole and uniquely dyed upper tree. [Image 2

・《Tote Bag》Fumiaki Hirata (&6) Oami Shirasato City, Chiba Prefecture Bag Category Best Product Award
A bag that combines curvaceous beauty and functional beauty, created by taking advantage of the characteristics of leather.
[Image 3

・《Gibier Deerskin Hanten (Mitate Bunkaku Sozaburo Waterfall Picture)》 Atsushi Kitazaki (chelsea leather art work) Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture
Wear & Goods Category Best Product Award
A leather hanten made entirely from domestic wild game deerskin, conveying the essence of Japan through skill and ideas.
[Image 4

・《cocoon》Kenji Aoki (Takivi Leathers) Kannami-cho, Tagata-gun, Shizuoka Prefecture
Footwear Category Future Design Award
Creating a new sense of value as leather shoes by returning to primitives [Image 5

・《REshuse16[1998&2004 LEATHER x KNIT UPPER x vibram LB078 Canter]》Naga Kii Saitama Prefecture
Footwear Category Future Design Award
Rediscovering the appeal of leather as a sustainable material Recycled sneakers made from home stock
[Image 6

・《have roots》Tomomi Tada (OFFcoast) Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture Bag Category Future Design Award
Inspired by a journey to find my roots
An ambitious work that expresses the ups and downs of life.
[Image 7

・《Memory of PAM》 Hiromichi Nozawa Sakura City, Tochigi Prefecture Free Division Future Design Award
The idea of ​​layering and carving An approach to leather that overturns existing concepts
[Image 8

・《Miraitsu Kurukutsu》Satomi Kudo (ramkere) Taito-ku, Tokyo
artistic design award
Created based on designs drawn by junior high school students What is shoe making that increases children’s self-esteem?
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What is “Japan Leather Award”?
This is Japan’s largest leather product contest, which targets works made using domestically produced tanned leather, and aims to discover talent who can discover new possibilities for products made from leather, such as footwear, bags, clothing, and accessories. We aim to develop.
[Award winner interview]
https://award.jlia.or.jp/interview/
Exhibition of award-winning works Event overview
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Period: From Friday, December 1, 2023 to Thursday, January 4, 2024 10:00-20:00 *Business hours/Closed days: Based on Hankyu Umeda main store Place: b8ta Osaka – Hankyu Umeda Hankyu Umeda Main Store 8th floor Approximately 3 minutes’ walk from Hankyu Osaka Umeda Station Approximately 4 minutes’ walk from JR Osaka Station
[Awardee introduction booklet]
https://prtimes.jp/a/?f=d85660-5-302efa82f0348820f9d1fedaedbf1513.pdf

More details about this release:
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000005.000085660.html



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