Ryoichi Kobayashi is a designer and the president of Studio-GALA.

With a passion for "Handmade in JAPAN”, he creates items that fit in with modern life, incorporating Japanese culture and techniques. His daily routine is to take a walk in the morning.

HALE's designs are traditional, yet modern and sophisticated enough to suit modern lifestyles.

They are attractive because they allow people to express their New Year's celebrations even without an alcove.

Studio Gala connects with workshops and artisans across Japan to form teams for each product.

The style of combining traditional techniques to create new products demonstrates the possibility of a new division of labor.