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GORO ASAI
GROK LEATHER

February 17, 2016

GROK LEATHER

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Name:
Goro Asai / GROK LEATHER
DOB:
1971
POB:
Tokyo, Japan
Occupation:
Craftman

Over time, even as fashion evolves, here, things continue to shine. Going into the mountains himself, hunting the deer and skinning the leather he uses to make things. Backed by solid techniques, numerous tasks such as design, leather cutting, sewing, sculpting, and dyeing, are performed to return to a 100% entirely handmade process. Manufacturing that is full of feelings and stories and not merely just the pursuit of looking cool and being durable. Here, designer Goro Asai’s ultimate, extremely detail rich products are found.

To create something from out of nothing. He sold only ones that made with their own hands.

Mr. Katsu* (Katsuyuki Yoshida is representative of PORTER CLASSIC) invited me to borrow this place. Basically, Mr. Mura* ( Toshimi Murakami is M&M Custom Performance) referred him this matter. It was a tuff place for me when I heard the beginning. But I came here and got it. Because this place has the taste like Old, Harajuku-Town. I felt possibility to create something from out of nothing. This is the place I am searching for. I had been sold only ones that made with their own hands at BENCH MADE GINZA. I do sell all things other than clothes that one of the man-made.

I do not want to lose myself. My life is over if I was losing myself at once.

Though not deny, I think that most of people offer someone to make something and few people make the thing by themselves. The world became crazy because people don’t use their hands, you know? Even walking down the street, I found the products looks like something resemble stuff. So, I antithesis of against it. I mean, even my way can suitable for it. If I have to do anything to talk to someone, after all I do want to do. So I am working hard because I don’t wanna lose myself. I do not want to lose myself. My life is over if I was losing myself at once. I am doing in the last minute everyday.

When I am crazy about someone, just become that person. I’m not making my stuff, If I am greatly influenced by someone.

I had been to one hand-made shop. Their stuff was so cool. I often used to go the shop and addicted to the stuff. I got Harley-Davidson Shovelhead when I was 20 years old. The shop owner was very pleased and invited me “Let’s go for a run with me.” He was a speed king even his age’s around 50 years old. I thought he was awesome. I thought I was not keeping up with his speed. I was running a little bit of gasoline because I had no money. He told me “Put gasoline because the tank is rust”. And He payed money for me to full tank of gasoline. And he took me to the grilled meat restaurant, and told me “it is good to eat as much as you like! Bring us the best food at this restaurant!” He also had not much money but he did. I was really happy and thanks to him. He was just awesome. But honestly speaking.. When I am crazy about someone, just become that person. I think he is great, but it’s different from my life. That’s his life. I’m not makimg my stuff, If I am greatly influenced by someone. He told me “Why don’t you work with me?” I was very happy to hear that. But I thought my style was over if I work with Mr. Goro at his shop. So I refused his offer.

 

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