Hakata Ori Pouch
A distinctive clutch bag for ladies and gentleman
The Hakata-ori woven is one of the most refined crafts from Fukuoka with more than 770 years of history.High-quality silk threads are tightly woven, creating a resistant fabric of silky touch and luster. The delicate patterns of exquisite beauty date back to the shogunate era.Silk is not the first material that comes to mind when thinking about durability. However, the Hakata-ori woven is traditionally used for making kimono belts. The fabric is delicate and luxurious in appearance but strong enough for everyday use. This smart-size pouch features excellent storage capacity and a minimalist design, perfect for men and women.
Hakata-ori, timeless elegance
The Japanese government designated Hakata-ori as a national intangible cultural property to recognize its cultural and historical legacy.
Feel the luxury of carrying a pouch that embodies Japanese attention-detailed craftmanship, utmost quality silk, and intricate traditional patterns.
This is Japanese craftsmanship
In the Kamakura period, a young Hakata merchant called Mitsuta Yazaemon traveled to China with the monk Shoichi Kokushi and returned to Japan after learning textile techniques (1235-1241). Once back in Hakata, Mitsuta passed down his knowledge to several people who improved the method for the following 250 years and developed the Hakata-ori.
The traditional Hakata-ori pattern, kenjogara, features sets of long, uninterrupted stripes at each edge and in the center of the fabric and sets of patterned stripes on either side of the central lines.
A gift fit for a king
In the Edo period, the feudal lord of the Chikuzen Fukuoka clan presented the Hakata-ori as a gift to the Tokugawa shogunate. Soon the Hakata-ori became a symbol of Fukuoka.
The woven motifs “Vajra” and “Hanazara” are patterns related to Buddhism beliefs that date back to the 1600s.
FAQ about Hakata Ori Pouch
Hakata-ori Pouch (Black / White)
|Size||Length 17.5 cm x Width 24.5 cm|
|Material||Outer material / silk (Hakata-ori)|
Interior / rayon
|Care instructions||If the fabric becomes soaked, wipe off the water with a soft, dry cloth and let it dry in the shade.|
Protect with a clean cloth bag and store in a dry place. Avoid high temperatures and humidity.
|Caution||This product is carefully crafted from pure silk. Although Hakata-ori has some water resistance, it is not waterproof. Water soaking or vigorous rubbing strongly may cause discoloration, stains, and damage the texture.|