For a little party, musical, or watching a show, you probably want to be a little more fashionable than usual. Therefore, we would like to recommend the "Covered Long Wallet" from "Asakusa Bunko". The zipper line is invisible from the outside, and the storage capacity is excellent!
FUN! JAPAN EDITORS' VIEW
- You can trust the skill of the craftsmen and women who work here because they used to make kimonos.
- The craftsmen and women who work at a workshop in Asakusa create each and every one of these purses with great care.
- Since the zipper cannot be seen from the outside, it gives a sophisticated impression.
A Leather Accessory Created Using Techniques for Kimonos
Asakusa Bunko used to manufacture kimonos, and the methods required to create kimonos are being used to carefully and precisely dye these purses, the 2 methods which were namely used in the production of kimonos that are being utilized in this process are 2 types of “yuzen” dyeing methods for both patterns and hand-drawn.
The first thing to do in this process is to take the white-tanned cowhide from Hyogo Prefecture’s Tatsuno City and use the pattern type of “yuzen” dyeing to create the initial patterns of the design. After this the master craftsmen and women move into the hand-drawn section of creation. This is where the master craftsmen and women carefully draw in the colour of each individual line one by one. Through using these 2 different types of “yuzen” dyeing, it creates a more deep and full shade allowing for a more soft and warm finish. Asakusa Bunko is the only manufacturer within Japan that uses both of these methods when creating their products!
Sewn by 40-year Veteran Craftsmen & Women
After the hand-drawn “yuzen” dyeing has been completed, it’s time to move onto the process of making the drawn shapes three dimensional. A machine that can output over 100 tonnes of force is used to press the shapes into the leather. Finally, it’s time to sew. Sewing into uneven leather is extremely difficult, and typical manufacturers cannot create a clean finish doing this, however, as Asakusa Bunko, some of the best sewers in the business with over 40 years of history are employed to create these amazing pieces of art.
The motif is a rose! Express softness using curves. Also pay attention to the "Ebane-awase" unique to Asakusa Bunko
A "Kabuse type" (covered) long wallet with a more formal and elegant impression than the type that opens and closes with a zipper. There are shades of "roses", and curves are used on the branches and petals to express the softness of the plant. In addition, it is also characterized by being tailored so that the patterns of the handle of the wallet lid and the main body are connected. This is an application of the "Ebane-awase" (picture pattern matching) technique, which configures the patterns to connect when the kimono is sewn together. This is a technique that can only be done because the maker is former kimono maker.
The zipper for coins pocket is easy to open and close. Plenty of storage for receipts and cards!
One zipper pocket for coins, two bill compartments, four pockets, and 13 cards can be stored: such an excellent storage capacity. You can put receipts, bills, point cards, etc. separately. In addition, the zipper line of the pocket for coins is L-shaped, so it is easy to open and close.
- Size: Height 9.5×Width 19×Thickness 3 cm
- Weight: 182g
- Open/Close: Cover hook type
- Outside: Open pocket ×1
- Inside: Zipper Pocket ×1 (with partition), Open Pocket for Notes ×2, Open pocket ×4, Card Pocket×13
- [Zipper material (YKK)]
- Chain: Copper
- Base cloth: Polyester
- Slider: Zinc alloy,
- Chain / Base cloth: Polyester
- Slider: Zinc alloy
- Made in Japan
- Made by ASAKUSA BUNKO
*This product is a on demand product. Regardless of whether the funding goal is reached, the product will be delivered. If the funding goal is reached, all those who have purchased the product will receive a 1000-yen coupon that can be used from their next purchase.
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However, if there are many orders, additional production will be required and shipping may be delayed.