They manufactures and sells apparel products made of Ezo deerskin with the aim of utilizing Ezo deerskin, which has often been discarded, in line with the teachings of the Ainu, Japan's indigenous people, of "coexistence with nature" and the SDGs of "life in a circle".
Deerskin is a historic material that has been used for leather products for more than 1,300 years since the Jomon period in Japan. It is an excellent leather material that has been called "silk of leathers" because it contains abundant oil, is light, does not steam easily, and is highly flexible and durable.
The flagship model, the ALK3 series, was designed by Kansai Yamamoto inc., one of Japan's leading designers. A riders' jacket that will last a lifetime was born.
They are promoting the sixth industrialization of Ezo deer as an approach to the social problems that are causing great damage to agriculture, forestry, and transportation in Hokkaido. AKAN LEATHER is operated as a part of this sixth industrialization.
Located on the East Hokkaido where AKAN LEATHER is based, Lake Akan Onsen is the largest tourist hot spring resort on the East Hokkaido. Lake Akanko Onsen is located on the southern shore of Lake Akan, famous for its marimo (round green algae), and is the busiest hot spring resort along the lake.
It began as a simple lodging house at the end of the Meiji period (1868-1912). Today, modern hotels line the streets, and many inns boast of open-air baths with a spectacular view overlooking the lake. In addition to many inns where visitors can bathe outside, the hot spring resort is dotted with hot spring baths and footbaths, making it easy to enjoy the feeling of a hot spring, and outdoor activities are also popular in the area, which is located in a national park.
Lake Akan Onsen Town is also home to one of the largest Ainu villages in Hokkaido, Ainu Kotan, where visitors can experience various aspects of Ainu culture.