This compact bag looks small but it is large enough to carry a small book (B5 size) and other daily necessities. With a design that goes well with both Japanese and Western-style clothing, it is perfect for everyday use. This is woven by a woman artisan with careful attention to detail. The handle is made of synthetic leather so it is comfortable to carry and will not catch on your clothing.
Use a Japanese wrapping cloth furoshiki, bandana, or other colorful fabric to make a small, cloth purse to bundle your belongings to tote in this handbag. You can change the fabric to coordinate with your clothing or the season.
This handbag is made of madake bamboo (Phyllostachys bambusoides) from Kyushu. It is cured to remove the oils and dried in the sun to preserve the bamboo. The bamboo is not dyed, so over time the color will deepen and become richer.
If the bag gets wet, wipe it well with a dry cloth. If the bag gets drenched, leave it to air dry after wiping it well.
If you don’t plan to use the handbag for an extended period of time, store it in a dry place and occasionally take it out to air to prevent the buildup of mildew.
Take care when carrying small items so that they don’t fall through the holes in the weave.