If you are considering a slightly calm "adult wallet" to buy next, this is the recommended item. It is a long wallet sold by the former kimono maker Asakusa Bunko, and it is becoming more popular as it is featured in magazines in Japan. This time, we will introduce a long wallet designed with "roses" that women long for. Its practicality is also splendid!
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.
- Roses are designed in bright colors to express softness
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.
An adult wallet with a rose pattern that is preferred by all ages
Do pay attention to the rose petals. Each piece is shaded and you will be amazed at its delicacy. By using curves for the branches, etc., the softness and tenderness are expressed. The pattern is loved regardless of age, so it is also recommended as a gift for the elderly.
Designed to look neat when tightened despite its large capacity
The zipper is designed in a U shape that is easy to open and close. Also, when you open the wallet, the gusset (the part where the thickness of the main body is widened) opens wide like a "fan", so despite having a large capacity, when you close it, it will turn into the visibly neat design. In addition, the zipper puller of the coin purse is an original design developed by the maker so that anyone can use it easily.
- Size: Height 10.5×Width 19×Thickness 2.4 cm
- Weight: 180g
- Materials /Open/Close Round-Fastener、Open pocket ×4、Open Pocket（Notes etc.）×2、Division Pocket（Small Coins etc.）×1、Card Pocket×12
- [Zipper material (YKK)] (Outside) Chain: Copper, Base cloth: Polyester,
- Slider: Zinc alloy, (inside) 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.
*Timing and amount of production lots may vary by product. Final product may differ partially in design from what is shown.
*Since all products are handmade, products may vary and have some differences from what is shown. All products are made new and are unused, but please understand before placing an order.
* Delays to shipping times may occur depending on the order status, the supply of materials, manufacturing process, etc.
* Depending on the monitor settings, the colors actual products may appear differently.
*After a product arrives, returns and refunds will only be accepted if the product is defective upon arrival.
*If the number of orders is much more than the prediction, delivery may be delayed, or the orders exceeded may be cancelled.
Estimated delivery date
- From late February to early March
*This service is only available to people living in Singapore