Nepenthes was conceived in 1998 on the grounds of sourcing something that wasn’t readily available in Japan. Founded by Keizo Shimizu, the brand started out in a small space in a lesser known area in Tokyo. By the time the physical store was opened Daiki Suzuki had joined the company. What started out with a devout focus on made in USA products turned into a re-thought way of collaborating with lesser known brands and expanded into creating their own brands. With several locations worldwide, Nepenthes has gained a loyal following of fans who are looking for something different from the rest.