Bamboo Bags created by collaboration between Kohchosai Kosuga and Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten
Beauty produced by fusion of traditions of Kyoto and Nara
A superb bamboo bag created by a combination of a bamboo bag by Kochohsai Kosuga and a linen cloth by Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten.
The former, a creative bamboo craft worker in Kyoto, was established in 31st year of Meiji (1898), continuing to create their original bamboo craftworks while the latter, Linen cloth wholesaler, was established in Nara in 1818.
A bamboo Designer hooked on beauty
Bags, taking advantage of softness as well as of bamboo trait are made of Japanese Madake used ,fit for weaving and weaved in the Ajiro way of weaving., which is not only strong but looks even beautiful . Furthermore, it is Urushi, or Lacquer process that makes the meshes beautiful. Repeated japanning, followed by wiping with a cloth, the technique called Lacquer Wiping, used to produce luster of its own.
Care for producing beauty is given to every little part of details., which protects the fragile corners from being damaged by a darning ball like hits and rubs., in addition to which a cloth covers overall inside of a bag to avoid frictions for smother slipping, as well as easily taking things in and out. The said sticking to details leads a bag to resulting in more elegant finish.
A handle that pursues its functional beauty. Strictly selected Cloth
Pursuits of beauty and craftworks are reflected in the handle of a bag; with users who hold the handle of a bag put into consideration, such strong and not easily worn out strings are used as tied comfortably for hands with its cushion function as well as its elegance.
This is nothing but the Kochohsai Kosuga original with the Kyoto strings featured by Nedake (Root bamboo) inherited through the Heian era. On top of this, the icing of the cake is hand spun and hand woven linen cloth made by Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten, Linen wholesaler in Nara. All of the linen used are new summer designs of this year.
The more frequently used, the more increased beauty and texture
Bags made most use of pliant bamboo are soft and elastic also strong and tough.
Bamboo tends to get more luster and stronger by hand touches. If wellused with care, it receives nutrition and becomes more beautiful. The more frequently used, it can produce such a feature as an antique. It can hardly be replaceable, the bag which becomes one of a kind of your own. It is not a type of bamboo bag as worn out in a few years. Please enjoy the bag for many years to come. For repair charges, call us for further information.
A drawstring small bag made of cloth or leather, which people used to carry around with money or medicine put in. Today, it is used as a bag to carry about personal belongings like a purse or a cellular phone.