Super Cute!  Traditional Wa-Fashion!  :  A 110-Year Old Kyoto Canvas Bag Maker Looks Abroad

Super Cute! Traditional Wa-Fashion! : A 110-Year Old Kyoto Canvas Bag Maker Looks Abroad

In 1853 Commodore Matthew Perry steamed four warships into the bay at Edo and demanded that Japan open trade with the West. In the same year Kihee Ichizawa was fatefully born. Perhaps a function of the times, Ichizawa grew up loving new things. He wore western clothing, started a band, opened a laundromat and, in 1905, bought an expensive sewing machine and made shirts and bags. That was the beginning of Ichizawa Hanpu, a Kyoto-based canvas bag maker that is celebrating its 110th birthday. And the party is coming to New York.

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