New Bags – ‘Sakebukuro’ bicycle tool bag and shoulder bag

I recently acquired a very limited number of vintage ‘Sakebukuro’ bags. These are bags used in the Sake making process in Japan, for filtering the rice water. They are dyed using persimmon juice, which acts like a preservative and germ killing agent for the bags. It also strengthens them and prevents them from being attacked by insects when they are stored. The resulting colours of the canvas material are beautiful and varied depending on the wear and how many times the dye has been re-applied. Some of the bags have lovely repairs which add a lot of character. A very limited number of these bags are available, and each varies in size depending on the characteristics of the piece of material. Please Note: As the fabric is many years old, the bags are suitable for light use only.


The first item is a bicycle tool bag which can be strapped to your front or rear rack, or it can be used for a multitude of other purposes. Ideal for carrying your spare inner tube, puncture repair outfit and multi-tool. If you use it for carrying tools, I suggest you wrap them in a rag to keep the shape of the bag.  Sizes vary a little depending on the original bag, around 255 x 320 mm. The second is a small shoulder bag, of the same size. Both are unlined, and feature straps and closures in beautiful oak bark tanned leather, with hand burnished edges.

Supplies of these vintage bags are very limited, so hurry!

Please enquire for prices








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