Ichizawa Shinzaburo Hanpu

Kinari bags that you'd like to use for a long time

Kinari bags that you'd like to use for a long time

(From upper left)S-05[Medium]168[Medium]B-02

(From lower left)R-05[Large]97Z-10 pencil caseZ-15 clutch bagZ-31 wallet

The color of the bags above are known as kinari in Japanese.
Strictly speaking, however, the word doesn't really refer to the color itself but to the unbleached or undyed
raw fabric and thread. With the passage of time, the term has come to denote the color of the raw materials.

In English, it would be referred to as off-white, ivory, or ecru, as there are many more definitions than in the Japanese.

Well-used bags of craftspeople:From the left, 17E/wave-starS-18[Small]268

Kinari cotton canvas bags, which are not quite white, are a natural and warm color, somewhat at odds with the rough texture of the bags. Their simplicity and durability make them popular with our staff and craftspeople.

Although the natural texture of kinari bags is immensely appealing, sometimes
customers ask us "Don't the stains show up?"
It must be admitted that the material shows up stains more than on dyed bags.
But the good news is that these bags can be hand-washed without worrying about the color leaching or fading.
Besides, with each washing, the fabric becomes softer to the touch and conforms more to your hands and body, giving it a different feel than when it was new.

Right: New kinari tote bag
Left: Used kinari tote bag

Without conscious thought, your well-used bag is a chronicle of the days it has been with you, stains and all.
Kinari personalizes your bag , making it the one and only bag in the world.