On November 3, known as “Good Leather Day”, the “Best Leathernist Awards Ceremony 2012” was held at the Harajuku Quest Hall. Ito Hideaki and Goriki Ayame were chosen as “Best Leathernists” at the ceremony.
This year marked the 12th “Best Leathernist Awards Ceremony”. Goriki, who was selected as the female “Best Leathernist” expressed, “Because I like fashion, I am elated to receive this award. I do not know if viewers are used to seeing me in leather, but I often wear leather (in my private time), and I aspire to be a cool woman in leather.”
On the other hand, Ito, who appeared at the ceremony in a leather jacket, expressed his gratitude and joy upon receipt of the award. He stated, “Nineteen years ago on this stage, I received the grand prize at the JUNON Super Boy Contest, so it feels like fate [to be up here again].” He expressed his love for leather and also appealed casually to viewers to watch his toned body in the “Umizaru” film series: “In the past, I often wore motorcycle jackets, and now, I still hold them in high regard, though I no longer wear them since my chest measurements expanded by about 20 cm since high school.”
Coincidentally, this is the first meeting between Ito and Goriki. Goriki praised, “As people say about him (Ito), he has a nice body, and handsome. Men who wear leather are dreamy.” Ito smiled and responded, “She is so active as there is no day I don’t see her on TV. My mind is always soothed when I watch her (on TV).”
Ishida Junichi, who was designated as the “leather Goodwill Ambassador”, also attended the ceremony.