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GORO ASAI
GROK LEATHER

February 17, 2016

It is sharing love for the work and the skill that I discovered, and connecting it with the future. To think of a long line without arresting you as a point without thinking as a unit.

When I worked in a clothes shop, it is the world of the mass production mass consumption. There was an opportunity to join a tour of the first Horitoshi in America when I was in troubled time. At that times, famous artists gathered and talked something at the round table. When I listen carefully, first Horitoshi told “In the case of a color of this skin, I put red with this ink in this way.” Then an artist over there “That is good, pour Indian ink in this way in my country.” They discussed at the same place. It does not matter nationality and generation. It is sharing love for the work and the skill that I discovered, and connecting it in the future, a splendid way of thinking. I had a feeling that I was able to see some answers then.

One day Mr. Katsu told me “I prepared the document for you.” Old leather and bag’s photograph and illustration were collected in the file with Mr. Katsu’s comment and a sketch was written at an important point. He was the person who made a thing seriously all the time. He handed the document which he compiled as one of the answers for me. I thought that I wanted to become such a man. Because we live in capitalism, we sell a thing and living. But there is an important part other than it. I value it and want to live. I think that I will understand an answer sometime. If I die without being found the answer, I just want to leave a hint for a guy doing it next to me. So that I am made to take a little short cut for next the generation. To think of a long line without arresting you as a point without thinking as a unit.

I go to the work to become the line not a point.

My goal is how to keep my style. When I become 80 years old and I could make my stuff with my hands. Then I take over my spirits to someone. My dream is to take over my spirits to my son, but I should not do pressure to my son, you know. If there will be a man who got my soul, I wanna take over my spirits to him. If I compare.. Old soldiers never die, they only fade away. So my dream, my goal has been to keep my style for 40 years long.

Deadly simple, you know. I wanna make up good stuff. It’s limited if I do make stuff hardly as possible as I can. I do living myself to make good stuff and say “Thank you!” to people. My life is quite simple and my mind has always felt good. The only thing that I can do is I can do. If I have a talent for another way, I do spit my soul for another way lol.

I want to create the things with leather and natural material that people have not looked never. In the past, there were ancient people who created splendid things and I want to match with those people. How about my idea and thing which I made by hand? I aim for Future people know that a leather brand called GL existed in the 2000s and they feel GL is cool.

 

 

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