【Asakusa Bunko】Kimono Dyeing Leather Pouch / Passport Case - Auspicious Seasonal Flowers 1106-05
Medical examination tickets and health insurance cards are required when going to a hospital ... but if there are many hospitals that you go to, some people may not be able to fit everything in their wallets and may have trouble with storage space. Therefore, the "hospital pouch" introduced this time is convenient. It can fit as many as 15 cards and comes with a coin purse. You can also use it as a passport case!
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.
- It is useful not only when going to the hospital but also as a passport holder when traveling abroad
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.
Designed with auspicious flowers. Auspicious pattern representing Asakusa Bunko
One of the patterns that represent Asakusa Bunko, which are designed with auspicious flowers such as cherry blossoms, plums, dogwood flowers, lilies, gentians, and bamboo grass, as well as the auspicious crests of turtle shells and trapa japonica. Sharp straight lines and regular curves are drawn, giving an orderly and calm impression. You can store your health insurance card and medical examination ticket together, so even if you suddenly go to the hospital, you can go to the hospital without any hassle.
With mesh pockets! Holds up to 15 cards
A large-capacity pouch with a zipper pocket for coins and a mesh pocket. You can store up to 15 cards such as medical examination tickets, and you can see at a glance where and what card you stored. You can save the trouble of searching for items. In addition, the pouch zipper is a round type, so it can be stored neatly. If you store everything you need to visit the hospital, such as a medical examination card, health insurance card, and receipt, you won't have to rush when you are going to the hospital! It can also be used as a passport case.
- Size: Height 11.5×Width 18×Thickness 2 cm
- Weight: 165g
- Specification /
- Open part: zipper (single)
- Pocket (inside):
- Open pocket ×2
- Zipper Pocket×1
- Card Pocket×15
- 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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*If the number of orders is much more than the prediction, delivery may be delayed, or the orders exceeded may be cancelled.
Estimated delivery dateWe will ship items by the sequential order from the end of the month following the month of purchase.
However, if there are many orders, additional production will be required and shipping may be delayed.
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This would be a nice passport case for my birthday.