Take Japanese Craftsman to the New York!

Take Japanese Craftsman to the New York!

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Hello everyone!

I'm Toma Satake. I am the representative of Fashionese Japan.

Fashionese Japan is specialized in Made in/by/of Japan men's products.  This project is to protect Made in/by/of Japan products from dying out and to spread technique of Japanese craftsman. 

 

 

 

Because of prolonged business depression, a strong yen and the boom of fast-fashion, many brands changed product base to foreign countries, the situation has been tragic now.

In Japan, domestic production in 1990 was 50.1%, but it had decreased to 3.0% in 2014. Also, number of offices and factories had dropped by 75% in last 20 years. 

 

 

As number of offices had decreased, also number of fashion students had dropped by 75%.  A shortage of successors and workers is becoming a serious problem in Japan.

 

 

Because of Japan's current tragic situation, governments had put out "Cool Japan" project (to export made in Japan product of all over the world), but far from that they are depending on imports from foreign countries.

The lost of Made in/by/of Japan products. This is the truth.

 

(Left: Toma Satake Right: Masaomi Kashihara)

 

*Moving to Hawaii to study from small island in Japan called Shikoku.

I was born in 1990 in Kagawa, Shikoku. I moved to Tokyo when I was 10 years old. Two years later, my family moved to Hawaii to study English and I spent 7 years to study and graduated in 2009. 

I didn't want to become Japanese who don't know anything about own coutry. After I returned to Japan, while I was doing a part-time job, I traveled around Japan from Hokkaido to Okinawa to see culture and traditions in Japan. I was really impressed by beauty of Japan's culture, customs, and a virtue of Japan.

*The tragic situation in Japan.

In 2011, I decided to go to Fashion college in Aoyama, Tokyo. I met my former teacher there and he had taught me a lot of things about situation in Japan. Because of fast-fashion, many producers and engineers lost their places to work. During my old student days, that's all I've thought about.

*Meeting with Mr. Otajiri

Mr. Otajiri makes hand-made silver jewelries and I was really impressed by his work. I saw his work and I wished more people should know about Japanese craftsman's work. Since then I decided to produce Made in/by/of Japan and spread their work all around the world.

I really want everyone to know about their work and wear them to know how great the work is. Those are the reasons why I decided to start Fashionese Japan.

From all around the world, we gather all made in/by/of Japan to propose style and culture, so that Japanese craftsman would have place to work. 

 

 

Since I started Fashionese Japan in 2012, I set up a space to put our bags in Brooklyn, New York. We've had many requests, yet we were not prepared to provide our products to customers. We really regret about the chance we had and we decided to challenge again.

 

Since February 2014,  we've had in total of 6 pop up shops including Omotesando Hills, Hankyu Men's Osaka. Looking forward to have pop up store in New York, we've prepared and experienced.

 

Once again, we finally have an opportunity to revenge in New York.  We could finally get to have our space at Pop Up Flea in New York.

 

However, in order for everyone to know about Made in/by/of Japan products in New York, we figured that we need funds to do that. Our company is very small and also each brands are very small, so we don't have enough  capital. Therefore we decided to launch project at Makuake to capitalize for Pop Up Flea New York.

 

 

Pop Up Flea is an event for everyone to purchase fine quality products that had started in 2009. It is exclusive event in weekend to share fine quality products with customers. 

 

During an event, many brands that represent U.S. such as Tellason, Tanner Goods, Freemans Sporting Club, Red Wing Shoe Co. will be there to share their great products.

 

Pop Up Flea is very unique event because attendants can communicate with their favorite designers and also they can see how their products are made. Since they started in 2009, it had become one of  the biggest Men's Pop Up events in New York.

Pop Up Flea will be held in 12/11,12,13 in 2015.

 

【 Pop Up Flea Movie 】

 

 

 

■ "Koubou JIRI"

Accessary brand by a chaser who ornaments by metal-carving, Yasuo Ootajiri.  His work of art are all made by hand and techniques are all taken over from back in Heian Era.  His delicate work and his sharp designs are his special privilege.  Not only accessaries, he also carves motorcycle pieces and guitar metal parts. As long as it is a metal, he is able to carve any designs on it.

 

▼See more details about this brand. Check from here

(Left: Toma Satake Right: Yasuo Otajiri)

 

 

■"Bashare" 

The leather brand that has a concept of "serving a user forever", they only use premium Japan leather and brass.  As according to concept, all of leather items can be used semipermanently.  His bags can be used regardless of generation. The most interesting thing about this brand is to enjoy secular changes of leather and "Bolt". Bolts are used to fasten all the parts to make it easy to repair.

 

▼See more details about this brand. Check from here

 

■ Other made in Japan brands

(Left Top: AKHA Left Bottom: Bowtieboy RIght Top: Boston Club Right Bottom: Makoto Taguchi)

 

 

The funds will be used for a venue costs, and flight tickets for craftsman. 

We really hope many people would know about Japan quality and Japanese craftsman, we would appreciate your help and funds. Thank you very much.

 

 

■ 1000 JPY plan(approx. $8.50): Hand written appreciation letter

■ 3000 JPY plan(approx. $25): One Hand-made incense "Dumbo"

"Dumbo" 

It is order-only incense. They provide nice fresh, high-quality scent all by hand-made in Japan.

★One Hand-made incense "Dumbo"

【You can choose any following scent (1)】

■ Polo: Sporty, fresh scent

■ Fly Girls: Floral scent (Rosy) 

■ Def: Natural, fresh scent

■ Beaney: citrus scent

■ Coffy: Mellow, smooth scent

■ Baby: Sweet, soft scent

■ 365 days: Relaxing, India scent

★ Hand written appreciation letter

★ Project Report (1)

★Photo book (1) B5 size, 8-12 pages

 

■ 6000 JPY plan(approx. 50): Two hand-made insence "Dumbo"

"Dumbo" 

It is order-only incense. They provide nice fresh, high-quality scent all by hand-made in Japan.

 

★ Two Hand-made incense "Dumbo" 

【You can choose any following scent (2)】

■ Polo: Sporty, fresh scent

■ Fly Girls: Floral scent (Rosy) 

■ Def: Natural, fresh scent

■ Beaney: citrus scent

■ Coffy: Mellow, smooth scent

■ Baby: Sweet, soft scent

■ 365 days: Relaxing, India scent

★ Hand written appreciation letter

★ Project Report (1)

★ Photo book (1)

    *B5 size, 8-12 pages

 

■ 12,000 JPY plan(approx. $100): T-Shirt + Name on the pamphlet

★  T-shirt (AKHA) (1)

      *You can choose size: S,M,L. We will check the size of the T-shirts, by e-mail before we deliver.

★ Put your name on PUF pamphlet

★ Photo book (1) 

    *B5 size, 8-12 pages

 

■ 13,500 JPY plan(approx. $115): Bashare leather card case 20% off price + free name engraving

 

★  Bashare leather card case : 1

    * 20% off price 

    * free name engraving

    * Original Price : 16000 JPY (approx. $135)

 

    *This product is hand-made by natural leather, so you might see scratches, or wrinkles, but this is the proof of natural leather.

     *Second picture is the case that has been used for 1 year.

 

★ Exclusive project movie

★ Photo book (1)

    *B5 size, 8-12 pages

★ ​Hand written appreciation letter

 

■ 19,000 JPY plan(approx.$160): JIRI ring (worth 23,000 JPY (approx. $200)) 20% off price + free name engraving

★ JIRI ring (worth 23,000 JPY (appros. $200)) 20% off price + free name engraving

     * 20% off price 
     * free initial / number engraving
     * Original Price : 23000 JPY (approx. $135)

     *Tsuchime series, silver 925

     *Measurements will be taken by customers

 

★ Photo book (1) B5 size, 8-12 pages

★ Hand written appreciation letter

 

■ 47,520 JPY plan(approx. $400): 【For Ladies】Ambergris diamond bangle 【20% off / originally 59,400 JPY(approx. $500)】

< Limited to 5 Customers >

★ Ambergris diamond bangle (1)

*20% off (originally 59,400 JPY(approx. $500))

*10 karat , 0.1 karat diamond ( 5 people) 

★ Photo book (1)

   * B5 size, 8-12 pages

★ Project movie

★ Hand written appreciation letter

 

■ 49,680 JPY plan(approx. $417): 【For Ladies】Ambergris diamond necklace 【20% off / originally 62,100 JPY(approx. $522)】

< Limited to 5 Customers >

★ Ambergris diamond necklace (1)

    *20% off (originally 62,100 JPY (approx. $522))

    *10 karat chain, 14 karat top, 0.1 karat diamond, chain size: 40cm 

★ Photo book (1)

    * B5 size, 8-12 pages

★ Project movie

★ Hand written appreciation letter

 

■ 20,000 JPY plan(approx. $168): Fashionese Online Store coupon 【25,000 JPY ( approx. $220)】 

★ Fashionese Online Store coupon ( 25,000 JPY ( approx. $220))

    * It can be used for any products at Fashionese Online Store (1 yr ltd.)

★ Photo book (1) B5 size, 8-12 pages

★Hand written appreciation letter

 

■ 30,000 JPY plan (approx. $252): Fashionese Online Store coupon 【35,000 JPY(apprpx. $294)】

  

★ Fashionese Online Store coupon (35,000 JPY(apprpx. $294))

    * It can be used for any products at Fashionese Online Store (1yr ltd.)

★ AKHA T-shirt (1)

★ Photo Book (1)

★ Hand written appreciation letter

 

■ 50,000 JPY plan(approx. $420): Fashionese Online Store coupon 【55,000 JPY(approx. $462)】

  

★  Fashionese Online Store coupon (55,000 JPY(approx. $462))

    * It can be used for any products at Fashionese Online Store (1yr ltd.)

★ AKHA T-shirt (1)

★ Photo Book (1) Bt size, 8-12 pages

★ Project movie

★ Hand written appreciation letter

 

■ 50,000 JPY plan(approx. $420)【Corporation ONLY】: Company logo will be on the PUFNY pamphlet, cooperation credit

★ Cooperation credit

    * Company logo will be on the PUFNY pamphlet, 

★ Special Thanks on Fashionese Online Website

   * http://fashionese.jp/ 

★  Project movie

 

■ 100,000 JPY plan(approx. $840)【Corporation ONLY】:

Distribution of any Company's Product + cooperation credit

< Limited to 5 Corporations>

 

★ Any company's product (1) will be distributed at PUFNY

 *contact us for more details

★ Cooperation credit

    * Company logo will be on the PUFNY pamphlet, 

★ Special Thanks on Fashionese Online Website

   * http://fashionese.jp/ 

★  Project movie

 

Through this project, we would like everyone to know about Japan's product once again. Also we would like every one of you to support us and know quality more and become a fan of Made in/by/of Japan product!

Your support is really important. Your support will help Japanese craftsman in the future. Our goal is to not sell the product, yet spreading the history, craftsman's passion, and to grow with each one of you.

We believe that this is our duty. We want to help out Japanese craftsman and spread their great technique and products.

I would really appreciate your support and thank you for you time.

 

Toma Satake

Fashionese Japan 

 

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Pledge ¥12,000

AKHA T-shirt + Name on the pamphlet
AKHA T-shirt + Name on the pamphlet

★ T-shirt (AKHA) (1)

*You can choose size: S,M,L.
We will check the size of the T-shirts by e-mail before we deliver.

★ Put your name on PUF pamphlet (1)

★ Hand written appreciation letter with picture (1)

★ Photo book (1)
*B5 size, 8-12 pages

0backers

Estimated delivery: Jan.2016

Pledge ¥13,500

Bashare leather card case 20%off price
Bashare leather card case 20%off price

★ Bashare leather card case (1)

* 20% off price
* free initials engraving
* Original Price : 16000 JPY (approx. $135)

*This product is hand-made by natural leather, so you might see scratches, or wrinkles, but this is the proof of natural leather.

★ Exclusive project movie (1)

★ Hand written appreciation letter with picture (1)

★ Photo book (1)
*B5 size, 8-12 pages

2backers

Estimated delivery: Apr.2016

(update:Jan.1970)

Pledge ¥19,000

JIRI ring 20% off price + name engraving
JIRI ring 20% off price + name engraving

★ JIRI ring (worth 23,000 JPY (appros. $200)) 20% off price (1)

* 20% off price
* free initial / number engraving
* Original Price : 23000 JPY (approx. $135)
*Tsuchime series, silver 925
*Measurements will be taken by customers

★ Exclusive project movie (1)

★ Hand written appreciation letter with picture (1)

★ Photo book (1)
*B5 size, 8-12 pages

1backers

Estimated delivery: Mar.2016

(update:Jan.1970)

Pledge ¥20,000

Fashionese Online Store coupon 25000JPY
Fashionese Online Store coupon 25000JPY

★ Fashionese Online Store coupon ( 25,000 JPY ( approx. $220)) (1)

* It can be used for any products at Fashionese Online Store (1 yr ltd.)

★ Hand written appreciation letter with picture (1)

★ Photo book (1)
*B5 size, 8-12 pages

2backers

Estimated delivery: Mar.2016

(update:Jan.1970)

Pledge ¥30,000

Fashionese Online Store coupon 35000JPY
Fashionese Online Store coupon 35000JPY

★ Fashionese Online Store coupon (35,000 JPY(approx. $294))

* It can be used for any products at Fashionese Online Store (1yr ltd.)

★ T-shirt (AKHA) (1)

*You can choose size: S,M,L.
We will check the size of the T-shirts by e-mail before we deliver.

★ Hand written appreciation letter with picture (1)

★ Exclusive Project movie (1)

★ Photo book (1)
*B5 size, 8-12 pages

0backers

Estimated delivery: Jan.2016

Pledge ¥47,520

Only 5 left

Ambergris diamond bangle 20% off
Ambergris diamond bangle 20% off

< Limited to 5 Customers >

★ Ambergris diamond bangle (1)

*20% off (originally 59,400 JPY(approx. $500))

*10 karat , 0.1 karat diamond

★ Exclusive project movie (1)

★ Hand written appreciation letter with picture (1)

★ Photo book (1)
*B5 size, 8-12 pages

0backers

Estimated delivery: Jan.2016

Pledge ¥49,680

Only 5 left

Ambergris diamond necklace 20% off
Ambergris diamond necklace 20% off

< Limited to 5 Customers >

★ Ambergris diamond necklace (1)

*20% off (originally 62,100 JPY (approx. $522))

*10 karat chain, 14 karat top, 0.1 karat diamond, chain size: 40cm

★ Exclusive project movie (1)

★ Hand written appreciation letter with picture (1)

★ Photo book (1)
*B5 size, 8-12 pages

0backers

Estimated delivery: Jan.2016

Pledge ¥50,000

Fashionese Online Store coupon 55000JPY
Fashionese Online Store coupon 55000JPY

★ Fashionese Online Store coupon (55,000 JPY(approx. $462))

* It can be used for any products at Fashionese Online Store (1yr ltd.)

★ T-shirt (AKHA) (1)

*You can choose size: S,M,L.
We will check the size of the T-shirts by e-mail before we deliver.

★ Hand written appreciation letter with picture (1)

★ Exclusive Project movie (1)

★ Photo book (1)
*B5 size, 8-12 pages

0backers

Estimated delivery: Jan.2016

Pledge ¥50,000

Company logo on the pamphlet
Company logo on the pamphlet

【Corporation ONLY】

Company logo will be on the PUFNY pamphlet, cooperation credit

★ Cooperation credit (1)

* Company logo will be on the pamphlet for PUF NY.

★ Special Thanks on Fashionese Online Website (1)

* Company logo on our website : http://fashionese.jp/

★ Exclusive Project movie (1)

0backers

Estimated delivery: Jan.2016

Pledge ¥100,000

Only 5 left

Distribution of any Company’s Product
Distribution of any Company’s Product

【Corporation ONLY】

< Limited to 5 Corporations>

★ Any company's product will be distributed at PUFNY (1)

*contact us for more details

★ Cooperation credit

* Company logo will be on the PUFNY pamphlet,

★ Special Thanks on Fashionese Online Website (1)

* Company logo on our website : http://fashionese.jp/

★ Exclusive Project movie (1)

0backers

Estimated delivery: Jan.2016

Pledge ¥1,000

Hand written appreciation letter
Hand written appreciation letter

Hand written appreciation letter from Fashionese Staff

0backers

Estimated delivery: Jan.2016

Pledge ¥3,000

One Hand-made incense ”Dumbo”
One Hand-made incense ”Dumbo”

"Dumbo"

It is order-only incense. They provide nice fresh, high-quality scent all by hand-made in Japan.

★One Hand-made incense "Dumbo"

【You can choose any following scent (1)】

■ Polo: Sporty, fresh scent
■ Fly Girls: Floral scent (Rosy)
■ Def: Natural, fresh scent
■ Beaney: citrus scent
■ Coffy: Mellow, smooth scent
■ Baby: Sweet, soft scent
■ 365 days: Relaxing, India scent

★ Hand written appreciation letter

★ Project Report (1)
* Report will be sent to you by E-mail.

★Photo book (1)
* B5 size, 8-12 pages

2backers

Estimated delivery: Mar.2016

(update:Jan.1970)

Pledge ¥6,000

Two Hand-made incense ”Dumbo”
Two Hand-made incense ”Dumbo”

"Dumbo"

It is order-only incense. They provide nice fresh, high-quality scent all by hand-made in Japan.

★Two Hand-made incense "Dumbo"

【You can choose any following scent (2)】

■ Polo: Sporty, fresh scent
■ Fly Girls: Floral scent (Rosy)
■ Def: Natural, fresh scent
■ Beaney: citrus scent
■ Coffy: Mellow, smooth scent
■ Baby: Sweet, soft scent
■ 365 days: Relaxing, India scent

★ Hand written appreciation letter

★ Exclusive Project Report (1)

★Photo book (1)
* B5 size, 8-12 pages

2backers

Estimated delivery: Mar.2016

(update:Jan.1970)

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