"Embrace every encounter, as it will never re-occur". These eloquent words were spoken by Shinji-san, founder of LEATHER FACTORY ROBERU on the day we met. I arrived at their warehouse near Yokohama, Japan, just after the earthquake of 2011 hit Japan. That evening, characterized by the smell of leather, the trembling of the second quake and sampling the best teppanyaki in great company, was surely an encounter I embraced. - Brigitta LEATHER FACTORY ROBERU is best known for its stylish iPhone cases. The brand has a global fanbase and it seems everything they do makes it to the wish list of trendsetters worldwide.