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Guild of Crafts (Koji Takama)
Founded 1996 in Japan Based in Tokyo
Chihiro Yamashita went to the United Kingdom to learn shoemaking. He got a shoemaker-title from the Guild of Master Craftsmen in 1991. When he came back to Japan, he worked as an independent designer while also designing shoes for Dr. Marten's. In 1996, he started Guild of Crafts. He is known as a leading bespoke shoemaker in Japan.