ICHIZAWA SHINZABURO HANPU - Manufacture & Sales of Canvas Bags

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2019.11.08

The bag on the other side is greener? Oops, it should be “grass”!

The bags that our craftspeople and staff use makes me think at times, “Ah, so that’s how that bag looks after it’s been used for a while.” or “So this bag comes to look like that! How nice!”

Depending on what you put in it and how you use it, a bag can change in many ways. I have been using mine for more than 10 years. I know that even if I use the same bag, I can’t get it to be exactly the same as the bag someone else is using. They all look so nice. The beauty of the bags that have changed with use makes me sigh in wonder.

Recently, the bag I secretly like is the black-linen tote bag used by craftsperson H. I have never had a black linen bag before. I’ve always longed for the chic look of the bags but could never decide which to buy. However, after seeing the one used by H, my mind was made up.

I have used it for more than half a year, and it is very convenient for daily commutation. The size is just right for me as I am on the small side, and the length of the straps is perfect. I’m really looking forward to seeing what it will look like in the future.

The photo is craftsperson H’s bag and mine.
Aren’t they lovely?
(Kyama)

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