Ryo Kashiwazaki was born in Tokyo in 1985. While in college 2005, he started shoe making as a part-time job. Later in 2008 he began repairing shoes. He then launched Hender Scheme in 2010 at the historical neighborhood of Asakusa in Tokyo, a place known for centuries of leather tanning and boot making traditions. Now, his brand Hender Scheme exhibits two seasons per year, Winter Spring season and Summer Fall season. In addition to creating unisex footwear, Ryo Kashiwazaki experiments designing all sorts of accessories, clothing and homeware objects as well as taking vintage shirts, vintage furniture or new Vitsœ furniture and embellishing them. Ryo Kashiwazaki is extremely grateful to have established a very strong relationship its artisans, and to have received worldwide support for his creations.