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MATSUMOTO

The Matsumoto family, the founder of Oriental Shoes, is based in Nara, the capital of Japan in the 8th Century. The family started the shoemaking business in 1947. After employing various construction methods, the company has recently returned to its origin and taken up again Goodyear welt construction, which was often used in its early days.
Its spirit is expressed in the “MATSUMOTO” brand, named after the founder's family name. The brand logo symbolizes a Japanese citrus called tachibana, the design of which is used for Matsumono family's emblem.
The family crest “TACHIBANA” is closely associated with samurai worriers because the sound “TACHI” can also mean a sword. The logo design symbolizes a tachibana tree, which is an essential item to celebrate the traditional Peach Festival on March 3rd, which is also known as the Dolls Festival.
MATSUMOTO's men's shoes with the tachibana emblem, while presenting dignified appearances like a samurai, also embrace the grace of the Japanese cultural and living climate.

MIYAGI KOGYO

Blucher is one of the typical styles of men's shoes. It is named after Prussia's Field Marshal Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, who is known for fighting the Battle of Waterlo against Napoleon, whose name is also used for a type of boots. Many types of footwear bear the names that are related to soldiers or the military. Historically, fighting inevitably involved marching, and so, the military and the shoe industry were inseparable.
MIYAGI KOGYO was founded in 1941 at the request of the military. In the era of peace after World War II, the company has been meeting various needs of consumers. Its services include OEM production for highly sophisticated designer brands, and custom-made shoes that each customer can order by choosing from more than 100 samples.
Our brand ”MIYAGI KOGYO,” the same name as the company itself, ultimately exemplifies what we have been providing. Our Goodyear welted British style shoes prove everything we have learned from history and our shoemaking efforts.

SPINGLE W

Modern Japanese people's daily and casual footwear used to be canvas shoes with rubber soles. They were made with the vulcanized construction method. There used to be many shoe manufacturers using the method in western Japan and the southwestern island of Kyushu. While many of them have moved overseas due to rising costs of domestic production, Nichiman in Hiroshima Prefecture has established a subsidiary to preserve the traditional vulcanized construction method.
Its brand ”SPINGLE MOVE” enjoys a high reputation through OEM production for leading Japanese designer brands and collaboration with famous shops. In hopes of expanding its good reputation to overseas consumers, the company has been promoting its products at Pitti Uomo and other occasions under the name “SPINGLE W,” the brand's special version. The “W” signifies collaboration with the designer (2 people=W), with the aspiration from the western Japanese Prefecture of Hiroshima to the Western world of Europe, and then to the whole world.

KITEN

The company also has a subsidiary that manufactures leather shoes. Under the ”KITEN” brand, it provides new-taste casual dress shoe styles, using the Bologna construction method.