The Legend of Harajuku
In the 60’s, he produced many leather goods with intricate leather carvings, mainly bags and belts. In the late 60’s he began making his own original brass buckles and metal fittings.
Goro set up an atelier on the second floor of Central Apartment building in Minami Aoyama, and it was here that many of the world’s leading fashion designers and artists, attracted to his charisma and workmanship, would come to hang out, soaking up the vibes and deepening the friendships. During this period he turned his hands to silverwork, tirelessly working on creations of leatherworks embellished with silver accessories.
Following, in a sacred naming ceremony, he was to receive the name Yellow Eagle. In 1979, Goro was trusted sufficiently to later be permitted to dance in one of the most sacred of Lakota Ceremonies, the Sundance, he was the first for a Japanese national.
It is one of the starting points of his life’s work, and he has continued to produce a number of representative works using his self-developed techniques and ideas, such as his original eagle pendants, feathers as well as numerous masterpiece items such as conchos, buckles, rings, and bracelets.
Goro and goro’s are the pioneer of Indian Jewellery in Japan.
Furthermore, the crafted works at goro’s which you could say are permeated with his spirit, were never passed on to any other business. Instead, since the shop’s foundation, the goro’s family (so named by him, made up of several generations of his family and trusted staff members) have continued to protect and support his works and legacy.
goro’s in Omotesando is a shop filled with Goro’s dreams and spirit, and it is the only space in the world where he has continued to mark his history for over 40 years. Even today, many fans visit from Japan and around the world, looking forward to encountering the spirit of Yellow Eagle.
I go on a journey with them. That’s what treasures me most of all”
The Legend Of Harajuku Vol.1
2012 WORLD PHOTO PRESS
An introduction to the history of the legendary Goro Takahashi, and his signature masterpieces such as the eagles, feathers and rings.
The Legend Of Harajuku Vol.2
2013 WORLD PHOTO PRESS
Goro’s carved leather crafts in the early 1960’s transcended to his silver engraving works, like bracelets, rings and buckles.
The Legend Of Harajuku Vol.3
2017 WORLD PHOTO PRESS
Anecdotes about Goro’s life as told by his closest friends and family.From leather belts, the starting point of goro’s, to accessories and bags that tell the story of its history.
An introductory book that covers the history of goro’s, shop guide, item catalog and how to combine items for styling for beginners.