SHINKI-HIKAKU - One of the world's leading tanners of cordovan and horse leather



The first time I visited SHINKI-HIKAKU was in the springtime when I was 22 years old.
Intrigued by an article about SHINKI-HIKAKU that happened to catch my eye, I visited their website, which was a rarity for tanners at the time, and applied for a tour via an inquiry form. I remember as if it were yesterday my excitement when, on the day of my visit, I first entered the tannery.
When I was asked by the President and the Managing Director to produce this documentary and rethink the website, the aforementioned memories of 18 years ago came back to me, and I decided that I wanted to create a finished product that would greatly inspire me if my old self of that time were to experience a time slip to the present.

When I first got started on this project, the first thing I thought was that rather than make an instructional video explaining the process of making cordovan and horsehide in a straightforward manner, I wanted to make a documentary film that, focusing on the President, Managing Director, and each craftsperson, would highlight the people and future of SHINKI-HIKAKU by incorporating their thoughts, feelings, impressions, philosophies, and aims for the future.

I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to all those who gave up their precious work time during the shoots and said so much in front of several cameras.
Through your words, I learned the importance of earnest dedication to one’s work.

Until the project was completed, I looked back on my first visit of SHINKI-HIKAKU 18 years earlier any number of times: To me who knew nothing, the Managing Director had patiently explained about cordovan; Being young at the time, I made a point of greeting people in a loud and cheerful voice, and I remember the warmth I felt when craftspeople replied “konnichiwa” when I’d greet them when we pass each other and also during the factory tour.

The warmth that I felt at that time has been passed on to the next generation, and I am sure that people who visit SHINKI-HIKAKU now will bring back the wonder and warmth of cordovan.

I hope that many people will watch “THE ARTISANS’ WORK “, and that as many motivated people as possible will wish to work with all the people at SHINKI-HIKAKU. And I sincerely hope that the history of SHINKI-HIKAKU and the goodness of the wonderful cordovan produced by these human hands will be conveyed to many consumers and that the company will continue to travel down the King of Leathers path.

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Mr. Iwatani and Mr. Miyazaki of harema for their help in completing this wonderful film.
The cameras really captured each person’s cool attitude toward their work, and the best editing was used to show the President’s warm words and the Managing director’s talk about the path that SHINKI-HIKAKU should take in the future. I think the taste and emotion they put into the editing is the reason for this highly finished product and why it is such a great work.

Finally, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Oda, who worked tirelessly on preparations for the shooting and to confirm arrangements.
Mr. Oda’s attentive considerateness and her calming presence supported the smooth running of the project.

Many people were involved in this project, and we were able to bring together all the wonderful aspects of SHINKI-HIKAKU on this occasion.

I feel proud to have been able to participate in this project. I sincerely hope that SHINKI-HIKAKU will continue to grow by continuing to convey the wonderfulness of its world-class horse leather and the people who work there.

Thank you very much.

July 12, 2019
Hiroshi Yoneda, Executive Director, The Cordvan & Co./p>

新喜皮革 Shinkihikaku Artisan 職人
新喜皮革 職人
新喜皮革 職人
新喜皮革 職人
新喜皮革 職人
新喜皮革 職人
新喜皮革 職人
新喜皮革 職人
新喜皮革 職人
新喜皮革 職人
新喜皮革 職人
新喜皮革 職人





募集要項 正社員

職種 コードバン・ホースハイドの鞣しから最終仕上げまでの一貫生産
仕事内容 1 馬皮革の準備から鞣し/加脂染色等工程
2 調色/銀面加工等の最終仕上げ工程から検品発送
給与 170,000円から 経験を踏まえて決定します
昇給昇格 年1回(4月) 人事評価に応じて決定します
諸手当 通勤交通費支給、基準外手当など
賞与 年2回(8月・12月)
勤務地 新喜皮革本社工場
勤務時間 8:00~17:00
休日休暇 年間休日93日、年次有給休暇、慶弔休暇
保険 社会保険完備
福利厚生 制服貸与
研修制度 入社時研修、スキルアップ研修、各種OJT