Want a souvenir that will bring back memories of your time in Niseko every time you look at it? Tomoko Nakamura wants everybody to experience making something out of what she thinks is the most wonderful material – leather. She says if people make something out of it here, every time they feel and smell the leather it will remind them of Niseko. Tomoko loves everything about leather: the smell, the feel, its character – the way it can be brought back to life with a bit of a polish. Drop into the shop, on the main road out towards Annupuri, route 343, just past the Higashiyama turnoff on the left. She sells a lot of things she’s made or you can spend half an hour or half a day making things yourself – keychains, bracelets, belts, or the Japanese favourite, a trinket to hang off your keitai (mobile phone). Tomoko’s friendly little business is flat strap in summer, but she’d love to meet more foreigners here during winter!