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Founded 2004 in Japan
Based in Tokyo

Rikughi was founded in 2005 by owner Ryuuichi Hanakawa, who learnt about bespoke shoes in Europe and from the last maker Takeru (or Takashi) Ookubo in Ginza. Their shoes are unique in that they use valuable materials that have an atmosphere of European and Japanese shoes.


Tokyo, Japan



Construction methods

Hand welted

Product ranges


Price range


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