Ichizawa Shinzaburo Hanpu

Black Bags

Black Bags

Our black bags made their debut in the 1980s and is therefore a rather new color in our line of bags.
At the time, the imagery of black was akin to mourning. However, it was decided to make black bags that could be used by anyone and match any outfit.


From left: No.42 Black (Black)*, No.58 Black, I-04 [large] Black
*No.42 Black (Black) is available only at the shop.


Meanwhile, in the 1980s, the debut of Comme des Garçons and Yohji Yamamoto at the Paris Collection placed black squarely in the limelight.
The black bags of Ichizawa Shinzaburo Hanpu resulted not as a follow of a trend but to enable people to use it not only on a daily basis but also for formal occasions.



Black is unique among the myriad colors as it is only with this color that the contrast between the different shadings of dark and light and the difference brought about by the material may be enjoyed.
If you recall to mind black as in wool, silk, rayon, or any other material, different blacks would come to mind.

The black of cotton canvas has two different and distinctive looks; one is the deep and unbroken black of first use and the other is the overlay of luster that comes from long use.

Black serves to hide dirt and stains while with each use, it is changed so that the color gradually transforms, giving the bag character.

Black bags that suit each person, all fashions, and is the answer to any purpose are especially cool in that they do not subject themselves to a different color.
Long use makes the black bag uniquely yours.


From left: No.170, No.1, No.76, No.183, and No.305


Some of the bags with the Ichizawa name tag in Black × Black are available only at the shop.
The color combination of the red of the name tag on black canvas is especially appealing.


No.17E Black


S-19 Black (Black)