Hello, I am Satoshi Shimomura, owner of HOKKAIDOGRAPHY.
I have started a Hokkaido concept brand, HOKKAIDOGRAPHY, and I would like to tell you about myself and the brand. I was born in the 80's and spent my high school graduation in my hometown Asahikawa City in Hokkaido Japan, followed by university and working life in Sapporo City until the age of 27. Due to a long stint working for my favorite and best sports company, Nike, I found myself spending a lot of time away from Hokkaido and in Tokyo. What I have noticed in various environments around Japan and abroad is that Hokkaido is loved by people all over the world. Another thing is that there is a culture, especially overseas, of being truly proud of one's hometown and the town one loves and expresses this pride. The concept of the brand was defined by the thought that there should be products in Japan with a stronger local flavor and design. As an organization, It is still very compact, and until now I have been the sole operator of the company. I believe that it takes a lot of courage to choose a product from a small brand. I would be happy if you could rest assured that I will handle your inquiries with care.
In 2022, I was fortunate to be able to realize a wonderful collaboration with RED EAGLES HOKKAIDO, a leader in the Japanese ice hockey industry since the beginning of the year. I place great importance on staying true to my roots and find much joy in partnerships such as this. It is my greatest pleasure to offer a work of art that can be enjoyed by all who love Hokkaido, and I hope that you will keep a warm eye on me as I continue my efforts in the future.
Finally, I would like to thank my family and friends for their support and encouragement in this dream and challenge.
Owner Satoshi Shimomura 下村 悟司