Yamamoto’s bag laboratory was founded by Shosuke Yamamoto in 1949 in Nara, Japan.
Although the period was totally chaotic after World War II, people that had been working day and night for the reconstruction of Japan were full of energy. Yamamoto’s bag laboratory was born to make bags to support such working people.
Time passed, and it was in 1969, during the Japanese economic growth, when the laboratory decided to specialize to make “Randoseru”, a leather-made backpack, which we can say even now it is a symbol of Japanese elementary-school children, hoping to encouraging them to lead the next generation. After more than 70 years since its founding, Yamamoto’s bag laboratory has been working to support the leaders of each era. And even now, in the age of mass production and mass consumption, it is one of the few laboratory that continues to privilege”handicrafts” and “craftsmanship”, values that has been passed down since its founding.