Born and raised in Hiroshima, Japan, Isamu Katayama developed an interest in leather from an early age thanks to his and his father’s passion for motorcycles. In his early twenties, Katayama moved to Tokyo and worked for a leather bag manufacturer. Through extensive work and an ever-evolving love for leather-works, Isamu Katayama would transfer his skills over to his own brand ‘Isamu Katayama Backlash’ which was founded in 1999. Superior craftsmanship and materials of the highest quality excelled Backlash to the top, considered by many as the leading leather brand in Japan. Isamu Katayama Backlash is built on the enthusiastic pursuit of quality leather and numerous experimental techniques. Materials are sourced worldwide and finely selected to meet the brand's high standards for leather goods. Collections are not massed produced, making each piece exclusive with timeless appeal and charm that will grow with time.