KOBE city ; The place people lives who are extravagant in shoes
In JAPAN , what is called , Kyoto people are extravagant in dress and Osaka people in food . But in KOBE it is in shoes .
More than 100 years ago , many foreigners came to live around a foreign settlement since Kobe opened.
The craftsman who made Japanese sandals and Japanese clogs , repaired or made the shoes of foreigners who lived there , it is the history of shoes of KOBE began.
Eitaro, Hirano that learned the making of shoes in the United States for six years in 1889 opened the "Kobeya shoemaker" : gentleman shoes store at center of KOBE, and young, earnest shoes craftsmen gathered there from the district, and trained a technique.
Gentleman shoes in particular developed in Kobe, and as the place people lives who are extravagant in shoes became famous in nationwide. A lot of designed shoes for ladies are made now, and the shoes which a craftsman handcrafts meet the customer’s various requirement .