ABALLI is a brand that has won many contests such as JAPAN LEATHER AWARD, developing items with an artistic world view of designer, Mitusya Kato, who studied in Italy. Unique design that pursues both individuality and functionality is born from the functionality that considers the user's usability in detail, and an item that combines the uniqueness and functionality of the design is also ideal for a gift. We want to be a brand that makes life more enjoyable.
Born in Niigata Prefecture.
After graduating from an interior design school, worked in architecture and photography.
Seeing the Soka Leather Grand Prize Contest, became interested in leather bags and started making them.
Received the grand prize in the 4th Soka Leather Grand Prize Contest. Was the first amateur to receive this prize. Also won first place in the popularity vote. Decided to become a bag craftsperson.
Received the Soka City Local Industry Promotion Council Chairman's Prize in the 5th Soka Leather Grand Prize Contest, and won first place in the popularity vote.
Left the photography company and prepared for training in Italy while taking orders for bags under the Aballi brand.
Traveled to Italy and received training at Nieri Argenti in Florence.
As a modellista (patterner), trusted to make prototypes (from paper patterns to secondary prototypes) of new brand items for New York, London and Tokyo.
After returning to Japan, held the first solo exhibition at OVE in Aoyama, Tokyo, in December, and launched ABALLI, the real leather brand.
Won the Miscellaneous Goods Category Award in the 2012 Japan Leather Awards.
Won the Japan Eco Leather Award in the 2014 Japan Leather Awards.
Transferred the studio to his hometown, Murakami City, Niigata Prefecture.
Opened a showroom near the studio, which is still open today.