Tanejiro Ishii

Born in 1935, Ishii started his career as a bag craftsman at the age of 16. 71 years later, he is one of Japan's leading bag craftsmen. 20 years old, he started his own business and has been manufacturing products for about 67 years at the request of Yoshizo Yoshida, founder of [ Yoshida Kaban ], and has been involved with [ Yoshida Kaban ] since then. Mr. Ishii was the first in Japan to be certified as a Japan Leather Goods Meister in the bag category.