Ichizawa Shinzaburo Hanpu in Kyoto is a popular store with a long history
The bags sold at Ichizawa Shinzaburo Hanpu are all made by hand. They still use machines made before WWII to make the bags which are all made by skilled artisans. Because of this, the carefully made bags have a distinct warmth to them, and each and every one of them is unique.
One other special thing about Ichizawa Shinzaburo Hanpu is that their bags can only be bought in Kyoto. They are not sold anywhere else. This is because Ichizawa Shinzaburo wants you to see, feel, and select the bags by yourself here in Kyoto. That makes all of their bags Kyoto limited editions.
Ichizawa Shinzaburo’s bags last for a long time, if you take good care of them, they may even last for tens of years. These bags represent the traditional Japanese values of taking good care of things and using them for a long time – something we all need to be reminded sometimes in today’s society. The store can be reached from Gion on foot, so why not go there and feel the warmth of canvas yourself.