Shokunin is a synonym of perfection.
“The Japanese word shokunin is defined by both Japanese and Japanese-English dictionaries as ‘craftsman’ or ‘artisan,’ but such a literal description does not fully express the deeper meaning. The Japanese apprentice is taught that shokunin means not only having technical skills, but also implies an attitude and social consciousness. … The shokunin has a social obligation to work his/her best for the general welfare of the people. This obligation is both spiritual and material, in that no matter what it is, the shokunin’s responsibility is to fulfill the requirement.”
– Tasio Odate
In Japan, the spirit of Shokunin is very much alive and a part of the culture, and that is why the shokunin spirit is a part of the SSK lifestyle. One of the essential things in the shokunin tradition is to make something for the joy of making it, and to do it carefully, beautifully, and to the utmost of your ability.
These shokunin characteristics can be seen in the creation of SSK products with regards to the pride and perfection of the glove stitching, lacing, leather and overall design.
SSK is a baseball brand so our craftsman study the needs and wants of baseball players. Although our factories can be found all over the world, there is one thing you can be sure about; no matter where you find SSK, you can be sure that there was a Japanese shokunin crafting your glove because we send our craftsmen wherever SSK goes.SHOP OUR SHOKUNIN SSK PRODUCTS