One-of-a-kind wooden handbag, creaded from 150-year-old linden trees


"Kinokaban" is a wooden handbag created by artist Yuuki Kamei, using Japanese linden, a tree endemic to Japan.

Kinokaban, literally represents "a wooden bag" in Japanese, is a one-of-a-kind design, handmade one by one, valuing the life of the tree that has lived for over 150 years. While being lightweight and durable, the bags are also beautifully shaped to fit the user, and above all, they are made with the utmost care so that the owner can enjoy the pleasure of having a bag that is "uniquely his or her own."


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Yatsugatake Kogen Hutte 2024

July 24, 2024 ~ August 02, 2024

Yatsugatake Kogen Hutte

2244 Uminokuchi, Minamimaki Village, Minamisaku District, Nagano

My Favorite Kinokaban

September 10, 2024 ~ September 16, 2024

Tenkaya, Okayama

2-1-1, Omotecho, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi

Ginza Mitsukoshi 2024

October 09, 2024 ~ October 22, 2024

Ginza Mitsukoshi 7th floor

4-6-16 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Online Store

Each wooden bag is handmade one by one. Please find your own favorite bag from a variety of sizes, designs, and colors.


Yuuki Kamei founded KINOKABAN in 1990 in Machida, Tokyo.

The first wooden bag was crafted over time as a gift for his wife.

Customer Testimonials

Here are some of the testimonials from our customers who use our bags.

    'I wonder if this will actually work?' I felt at first. But when I tried it, people around me started asking me, 'What is that? What is it? Is it wood?' 'It's beautiful, wow!' I enjoy going out with them.

    I thought it might not hold much, but it has surprisingly good storage capacity. It is simple and easy to open, and the contents can be easily seen and organized.

    I have been using a wooden bag for more than 20 years. I look forward to its change over time and its moist taste makes me feel very peaceful!

    When I sit down on the train, I feel all eyes on the beautiful pattern on the bottom of the bag. When I open my bag at the checkout, people are surprised and ask me to show them what's inside.





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