HATORI was born after designer, Satoko Nakagawa, experienced the permanent exhibition of Arms and Armor at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 2015. This encounter with the beauty of the armor left a lasting impression that grew to be the primary inspiration behind the brand, resulting in the creation of products that incorporate elements of traditional methods and modern design. Every step in the production of HATORI bags is handmade with care at her studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.