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Walk with the sun

Since 1977, from Yokohama Japan

The Fortress of Folklore belongs in Yokohama, where the cultural enlightenment movement began.

Amina Collection was established by its founder, Yukihiko Shindo (known as BOSS), who moved from Tokyo to Yokohama just for this reason. Raised in Karatsu by the ocean, the scent of the sea breeze was a sort of healing cure for BOSS.

Yokohama was also the international trading port where Japan first accepted Western culture and trades, during both the Meiji era and the postwar occupation era. This was the city that completely changed Japanese Folklore. Both good and bad of the modern era all began here. It is the perfect location to set up The Fortress of Folklore. This is where the sounds of cultural enlightenment rang during the Meiji restoration period. And now, we re-examine what the movement truly brought to us.

 

フォークロアの砦は、文明開化の始まった横浜がふさわしい。

アミナコレクションは、創業者であるボス(進藤幸彦)が、わざわざ東京から引っ越してきて、横浜で創業した。唐津の海育ちであったボスには潮の香りが薬になることもあった。

そして横浜は国際貿易港として明治と占領時代の二度にわたり日本がはじめて欧米の文物を大量に受け入れた街だ。そして日本人のフォークロアを変貌させた。近代の良い悪いもここが始まり。フォークロアの砦を作るにはふさわしい。明治維新の当時は文明開化の音がして、今は文明開化の見直しが始まるのだ。

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