NAME: SHOHEI Kishishita
Born: Tokyo, JAPAN
Live in: Queensland, AUSTRALIA
Becoming a leather craft artisan was never the plan.
cooking high-end meals as a private chef has been my passion for years.
Leather tooling became my hobby when I was 25.
I made a tooled leather wallet with a basic kit I bought online.
I needed a new wallet to replace my 10-year-old hand carved wallet that I adored.
As soon as I started leather crafting I enjoyed the feel of carving leather.
I've always turned my hobby into a job to enjoy my life and be happy.
I do what I enjoy for living and leather working became one of my jobs soon after.
All of my skills are self-taught through the online resources and books.
It didn't take me long to figure out basics of leather work after all.
Crafting a life path with leather
– by Kerrie Alexander
IF you have a dream just follow it, says Shohei Kishishita. The deeply passionate qualified chef is well-known for his scrumptious degustation dinners at private gatherings on the Fraser Coast........