1,300 years ago,
Nara was the capital of Japan.
KOTOKA is made here, in Nara.
Nara is a serene place.
It's why we're able to make shoes
that make you feel so relaxed and at ease.
Nara is home to age-old temples.
They have an aura
that only time can instill,
like leather shoes that have been worn in.
No two stones are the same.
No two people have the same feet.
Our shoes wrap them in supple leather.
Ornamentation is stripped away,
leaving only the bare minimum.
That is how our designs start,
resulting in shoes like these.
There is a unique beauty in something
that can be used forever.
Like our shoes made of quality leathers.
We make shoes
that exhibit the same kind of beauty of the
simple structure of an old Japanese house.
People are as diverse as the infinite colors
that fall between black and white.
Our shoes are made for such a diverse mix
walking a long path - a path like life.
To enjoy the experience,
you'll need shoes that fit your feet intimately.
Fall is the season in which
great harvests reward hard workers.
In the same way, comfort rewards those
who wear in their shoes.
When worn with care over many years,
fine leather shoes take on an aura like
this beautifully manicured garden.