TOTOTO is based in Toyama Prefecture Himi City where fishery culture is afraid, and we cherish "Sustainable development that does not waste the grace of life".
The brand name is "with a" with a "fish" (and Tota) that points to the fish, and "the" fish and "think that we will create a richer future that we coexist I named it.
It is still an immature brand, but I will do my best without losing any rough waves, aiming to smile people around the world as well as Japan.
And I'm going to go ahead with everyone who has been supporting from now on, so far, as it is widely known to the world name of Himi (Himi).
Aiming for a richer future that follows tomorrow.
Thank you in advance.
TOTOTO national representative Noguchi
The first triggering that starts making fish leather is a fourth grader of university. Originally, I was studying lacquered art at university, but I was also a leather craft with my hobbies. When graduation studies have begun, I think that "Let's make new things combining lacquer and leather!" I was sending an experiment to paint lacquer.
Such a day, I am interested in the technology that processes the leather and the raw skin called "Nameshi" to a durable leather.
I wanted to do anything I wanted to do what I could do with the chicken skin selling at the supermarket. After getting the chicken skin at the meat corner, I thought that when I went through the fresh fish corner and "I wonder if it would be a leather with fish", and I bought one small Suzuki with the chicken skin.
After that, if you examine the fish leather "Fish leather", you know that there is no place in Japan, and "If you make it yourself!" It is the first trigger that "Fish Leather" has started. Of course, the first time was not known to the method of processing fish. Machining the internet article, the thing that can be done is Betobeto with fat, and it is a hard drain with a fish smell of fish. After all I thought that an amateur to process it for leather ...
When I started studying, I heard that there were people who started making a fish leather in Himi City in the neighboring town. I was very surprised that I was very surprised at the same time, and I was worried about processing at the same time, I was happy to meet you soon.
I met there to see the local shoemaker!
Mr. Oshiga worked with local art NPOs and starting a sandal "Totosan" project using fish skin and using fish skin, since I wanted to use it as a resource without discarding the skin caught in Himi. So I also had to help you cooperate for Fish leather development!
A lot of fish peels from many people, such as local fish shop and fishing mistress Grandpa, and a challenge to create a fish "leather" in earnest.
However, it was not possible to easily establish the technology of "Nameshi", and the smell of fish did not come out, and the failure was repeated several times again.
The day of the experiment gradually passed for a year and two years ....
Still, while repeating the improvement little by little, it is also possible to cooperate with the "Tokyo Metropolitan Leather Technology Center" in the town Sumida-ku of the leather union "Makoto Corporation" and the town Sumida-ku of the leather industry, and finally three years of fish It is now possible to make a slightly durable "fish leather". I feel strongly that I could not do so far if there were no help and support.
That's why Fish leather can now be made, but in three years, the "Totosan" project ended, and as a result, I was able to make a fish leather that I was in fake.
Can you use successfully established technology well ...
Looking for such a way of thinking, I was able to aim for an entrepreneurship while being involved in the area of the area as a regional affinity team in Himi City!
Naturally, there was no experience in management and sales, about two years, about two years, and through the cooperation of various people who met in the process, the club raising the current TOTOTO brand launch is a cloud fan It was decided to carry out Ding.
And finally, I received a brand from 80 people from 80 people and started the brand. I can not really thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
That's the background I launched TOTOTO.
Thank you very much to everyone who read for a long sentence so far!
While saying that, you may be cherished to make a fish leather who wants to give a little more. That means "to protect the environment, make a sustainable also".
The fact that it was faced with the process of experimenting fish leather, it was the mainstream of the environmental and human body with too much efficiency.
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