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Founded 2010 in Japan Based in Kyoto
Yada Atsuki started making shoes when he was still a university student in Kyoto. After the graduation, he worked as a shoemaker and he won a prize at fashion shoes competition in 2002. He learned hand welted shoemaking at Guild Welted Footwear College and became in charge of planning for Otsuka shoes. In 2010, he opened his own workshop named Atelier Grandpa.