Japan's National Bag - Kokuho
Honest and robust construction.
A simple design that will never get old.
A bag to last a lifetime.
Made with Japan's best materials, a fusion of traditional craftsmanship and modernity.
That is what defines a Kokuho bag.
Kokuho has merged tradition and technology that has been cultivated for over 60 years. They created products born out of an insatiable commitment to quality, and their products have now been used in a variety of industries. Their high-quality goods are meant to be heirlooms to be passed down from generation to generation.
Kokuho's reliable technique of leather good producing has been cultivated through years of experience. The technique in the details is the essence of a Kokuho bag.
Cutting, chopping, beating, polishing, pasting, painting, matching and sewing... These are the many processes that go into making a leather product. Each of these seemingly simple operations is actually very delicate and requires a high degree of precision.
Knowing that even the slightest deviation during the process can greatly affect the outcome of the product, the skilled craftsmen of the Kokuho bag have accumulated many years of experience and perform each process by hand.
Kokuho uses domestic pit vermilion for their products, which is known as the "King of Leather," the most luxurious leather.
General leather tanning uses a prompt tanning method using a rotating drum method to reduce time and chemical costs, but in Kokuho's case, the 19th century traditional method is used to soak raw hides again and again for long periods of time in multiple pits (pool-like liquid tanks) filled with vegetable tanning solvents. Pit vermillion leather is a top quality leather material that can be given a unique taste and a luxurious look through this process.