The name Seishou means “to sing in unison” and reflects our vision to combine contemporary Japanese style and traditional Italian craftsmanship. Timeless designs and high quality manufacture meet to create Seishou shoes.

Masaharu Ikeda

Fashion Director Masaharu Ikeda, born in 1949, has taught at the Sugino Fashion University and the Cultural Clothing Academy in Tokyo and worked in the design room of a leading Japanese shoe wholesaler. He is the founder of Jalfic, a Japanese fashion leather consultancy agency and magazine.

Yuko Matsuzaki

Shoe Designer Yuko Matsuzaki, originally from Tokyo, has lived between London and Milan for 25+ years . She has worked with the largest Japanese women's shoe wholesaler and as a freelance designer. She designs shoes for famous brands of leading Japanese stores and wholesalers and licensed shoes for Italian and French fashion brands.

Made in Italy

To achieve their vision of modern high quality shoes, designers Ikeda and Matsuzaki have decided to produce their line of luxury footwear in Italian artisanal shoe factories, bringing their experience to the rich history of Made in Italy manufacturing. 

Check out the following video to find out more about Seishou’s shoe making process…