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Bag monacca bag kaku blackSS

Bag monacca bag kaku blackSS

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$ 566
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Ecoasu
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light and durable! a wooden shoulder bag


This is a bag with a shoulder belt made out of natural wood.
It is possible to carry documents or a PC easily.
It is black finished and the beautiful wood grain, the gloss and the smooth texture give it a luxury feel. .
In addition to this, it is light and durable.
B4 size documents or notebook computer of 17 inch size can be put.


The surface is water-repellent coated. The handle is made of genuine leather. Opening/shutting of the bag is a fastener type.
There are inner pockets in both sides inside. The shoulder belt is detachable.
Regardless of the season or location, you can use it in a wide range of scene.

This monacca bag black ss has the most functions of all monacca bags.
Partitioned inner pocket is added. It enables notebook, some pens, mobile phone to stand in the pocket and easily be taken out.
It is able to be fully opened and the maximum opening angle is 180 degrees. Zippers are two-stages structure, there are inner side zippers.
When unnecessary to be widely opened the inner side zippers are shut.
It is the perfect bag to the business scene.

The material is good quality Japanese cedar "Yanasesugi"produced in Umaji village, Kochi prefecture that has been familiar as good building materials from ancient times. The body is made out of some thinly sliced cedar that were piled up in layers and pressed together to create the lightness and the durability.
It is possible to use long, the beautiful texture of natural wood will get more tasteful.

It is so light that it can be used for daily life.


Because it is made by layers of thinly sliced cedar, it is very light.
It is convenient to carry documents, PC everyday.

the only fully opening type



This black SS is the only fully opening type.
Articles can be easily taken in and out. Inner zippers are adopted.
If you open the zippers when necessary, this bag can be opened up to a maximum of 180 degrees.
It is convenient to organize belongings.

Partitioned inner pocket is also the only function.

It enables notebook, some pens, mobile phone to stand in the pocket and easily be taken out.
In addition, magic tape type stopper is attached to prevent documents from falling from the bag.

Since it is water-repellent coated, safe even when it gets wet with water!



Even if it gets wet, it is OK just to wipe off with a cloth.

Rich texture of natural wood!



Among many kinds of cedar, Yanase cedar of the material has less knots and looks beautiful and be smooth to touch. You will enjoy pleasant feel.
Because of the natural materials, each is different.
Enjoy the grain of only your own!

The more the taste increases the more you use. You can enjoy the texture of your own!



1% of the sales amount is returned to the forest!



Thinning materials of cedar is used for this bag. These are from Umaji village in Kochi Prefecture in Japan.

In forests that have not been (felling trees at appropriate intervals) thinned trees grow densely and can't get enough sunlight and the growth of the trees become worse and the forest itself will weaken.
If tree thinning isn't be done to forests, forests are weakened rapidly. Due to the decline of forestry in recent years, such thing is increasing in Japan.
Umaji Village Office that forest area accounts for 96% of the village started a project to create products with the thinned cedar and the benefits are returned to their forest. Wooden bag is one of them. 1% of sales of the thinned wood products are utilized for conservation of forests.
It's a wood bag full of their feelings to want to grow forests and protect them.

At the Hokkaido Toyako Summit Secretariat, this bag was used!


In Hokkaido Toyako Summit in 2008, at the Secretariat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this wood bag of Umaji village was used!

The producer Mr Kamiji tells that this wooden bag was used because it had been thought to match the summit that environmental issues were discussed.
Umaji Village office workers and villagers of about 1050 people join this project together and this wooden bag was born.
Therefore it was very honor and we were happy.

Durable and supple! The cedar of this bag's material is called Yanase cedar and it has been used heavily as a building material from ancient times.



Yanase cedar is of good quality, supple and tough and was priced 30 million yen once.
Because they grow up in rainy regions, resistant to moisture, it has been used heavily as a building material from ancient times. Also in construction of Edo Castle and Nijo Castle, it was used.
In addition, the thinly sliced cedar of this bag is overlapped alternately
and assembly pressed. By doing so it gets stable and strong like plywood, the possibility to get broken up gets less than a single plate and it can enhance the durability and longevity.

The crafting process of a wood Bag of Umaji village



It takes over a month and a half to complete a bag
Also, there is no ill effect on the human body even if children get the glue used in this product in their mouth by any chance because it cleared the standard "Food Sanitation Act".

(1)The thinning lumber of Yanase cedar is shipped to domestic timber basin (market) once.
Then, in sawmills of Umaji village it is cut to the size of 130mm × 130mm × 4,000mm. further, at the factory, it is cut from the size of the 4,000mm to 2,000mm.

(2)The cut square timber is pressed.
The four timbers are assembled in a bundle and fastened four pieces together by applied pressure and glue from three directions and glue. The part of section in the wood is brittle and weak, by assembly pressing the strength increase.

(3)It is boiled in hot water of 90 ℃ for 10 hours.
Extra glue attached to the wood is removed to soften the wood and make it easier to slice.

(4)It is sliced in the machine of the mechanism which is like a carpenter's tool, "Kanna" to 0.5mm.
the sliced cedar is boiled.
About 200 pieces of sheets are produced from a set of the four square timbers.

(5)The sliced cedar is cut to the size of each product and glued.
6 pieces of the cedar sheet are overlapped in direction of the grain alternately.
So that there is no effect on the human body even if children gets in the mouth by any chance, the glue used at this time is the one that meets the standard "Food Sanitation Act".

(6)The overlapped ceder sheets are set in a mold of each bag and then press-molded by heat and steam.

(7)The surface is carefully polished by hand for approximately 40 minutes.
If it is not polished, the surface is too rough to be colored.

(8)It is colored to each color (plane, tannin, brown, and black) in urethane paint and made a waterproofing.

(9)Fabrics and natural leather are sewn of the materials of a bag together and sewn to the cedar plates. Sewing wood directly by machine is an own technology only at Umaji village.
"So that the strength of seam increases, we also modified sewing machine itself." (Kamiji producer says)

(10)After inspection, a wooden bag is complete.

The care



When it gets wet, please wipe with a dry cloth as soon as possible. ※ If by any chance, dirt sticks, please wipe off dirt gently with a cloth impregnated with household detergent diluted in water.

Product data


Product Name: wooden bag
Material: cedar, cotton canvas, natural cow leather
Use paint: Waterproof Eco-urethane paint
Use adhesive: vinyl acetate-based bond (not including the Holm Alm dehydrogenase)
Load weight: about 3kg
Accessories: with shoulder belt
Shoulder belt adjustment range: about 90cm ~ about 157cm

※ Because of the natural materials, wood is different for each product. Please enjoy the texture of the grain of only yourself.


■ Size: 300 × 460 × 75 mm
■ Weight: about 980g
It is possible to use long, the beautiful texture of natural wood will get more tasteful.

It is so light that it can be used for daily life.


Because it is made by layers of thinly sliced cedar, it is very light.
It is convenient to carry documents, PC everyday.

the only fully opening type



This black SS is the only fully opening type.
Articles can be easily taken in and out. Inner zippers are adopted.
If you open the zippers when necessary, this bag can be opened up to a maximum of 180 degrees.
It is convenient to organize belongings.

Partitioned inner pocket is also the only function.

It enables notebook, some pens, mobile phone to stand in the pocket and easily be taken out.
In addition, magic tape type stopper is attached to prevent documents from falling from the bag.

Since it is water-repellent coated, safe even when it gets wet with water!



Even if it gets wet, it is OK just to wipe off with a cloth.

Rich texture of natural wood!



Among many kinds of cedar, Yanase cedar of the material has less knots and looks beautiful and be smooth to touch. You will enjoy pleasant feel.
Because of the natural materials, each is different.
Enjoy the grain of only your own!

The more the taste increases the more you use. You can enjoy the texture of your own!



1% of the sales amount is returned to the forest!



Thinning materials of cedar is used for this bag. These are from Umaji village in Kochi Prefecture in Japan.

In forests that have not been (felling trees at appropriate intervals) thinned trees grow densely and can't get enough sunlight and the growth of the trees become worse and the forest itself will weaken.
If tree thinning isn't be done to forests, forests are weakened rapidly. Due to the decline of forestry in recent years, such thing is increasing in Japan.
Umaji Village Office that forest area accounts for 96% of the village started a project to create products with the thinned cedar and the benefits are returned to their forest. Wooden bag is one of them. 1% of sales of the thinned wood products are utilized for conservation of forests.
It's a wood bag full of their feelings to want to grow forests and protect them.

At the Hokkaido Toyako Summit Secretariat, this bag was used!


In Hokkaido Toyako Summit in 2008, at the Secretariat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this wood bag of Umaji village was used!

The producer Mr Kamiji tells that this wooden bag was used because it had been thought to match the summit that environmental issues were discussed.
Umaji Village office workers and villagers of about 1050 people join this project together and this wooden bag was born.
Therefore it was very honor and we were happy.

Durable and supple! The cedar of this bag's material is called Yanase cedar and it has been used heavily as a building material from ancient times.



Yanase cedar is of good quality, supple and tough and was priced 30 million yen once.
Because they grow up in rainy regions, resistant to moisture, it has been used heavily as a building material from ancient times. Also in construction of Edo Castle and Nijo Castle, it was used.
In addition, the thinly sliced cedar of this bag is overlapped alternately
and assembly pressed. By doing so it gets stable and strong like plywood, the possibility to get broken up gets less than a single plate and it can enhance the durability and longevity.

The crafting process of a wood Bag of Umaji village



It takes over a month and a half to complete a bag
Also, there is no ill effect on the human body even if children get the glue used in this product in their mouth by any chance because it cleared the standard "Food Sanitation Act".

(1)The thinning lumber of Yanase cedar is shipped to domestic timber basin (market) once.
Then, in sawmills of Umaji village it is cut to the size of 130mm × 130mm × 4,000mm. further, at the factory, it is cut from the size of the 4,000mm to 2,000mm.

(2)The cut square timber is pressed.
The four timbers are assembled in a bundle and fastened four pieces together by applied pressure and glue from three directions and glue. The part of section in the wood is brittle and weak, by assembly pressing the strength increase.

(3)It is boiled in hot water of 90 ℃ for 10 hours.
Extra glue attached to the wood is removed to soften the wood and make it easier to slice.

(4)It is sliced in the machine of the mechanism which is like a carpenter's tool, "Kanna" to 0.5mm.
the sliced cedar is boiled.
About 200 pieces of sheets are produced from a set of the four square timbers.

(5)The sliced cedar is cut to the size of each product and glued.
6 pieces of the cedar sheet are overlapped in direction of the grain alternately.
So that there is no effect on the human body even if children gets in the mouth by any chance, the glue used at this time is the one that meets the standard "Food Sanitation Act".

(6)The overlapped ceder sheets are set in a mold of each bag and then press-molded by heat and steam.

(7)The surface is carefully polished by hand for approximately 40 minutes.
If it is not polished, the surface is too rough to be colored.

(8)It is colored to each color (plane, tannin, brown, and black) in urethane paint and made a waterproofing.

(9)Fabrics and natural leather are sewn of the materials of a bag together and sewn to the cedar plates. Sewing wood directly by machine is an own technology only at Umaji village.
"So that the strength of seam increases, we also modified sewing machine itself." (Kamiji producer says)

(10)After inspection, a wooden bag is complete.

The care



When it gets wet, please wipe with a dry cloth as soon as possible. ※ If by any chance, dirt sticks, please wipe off dirt gently with a cloth impregnated with household detergent diluted in water.

Product data


Product Name: wooden bag
Material: cedar, cotton canvas, natural cow leather
Use paint: Waterproof Eco-urethane paint
Use adhesive: vinyl acetate-based bond (not including the Holm Alm dehydrogenase)
Load weight: about 3kg
Accessories: with shoulder belt
Shoulder belt adjustment range: about 90cm ~ about 157cm

※ Because of the natural materials, wood is different for each product. Please enjoy the texture of the grain of only yourself.


■ Size: 300 × 460 × 75 mm
■ Weight: about 980g
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What the producers are particular about

What is the feature of the wooden bag of Umaji village?


It is that this bag has beautiful wood grain. The more you use it , the more wood grain's taste increases. In addition, it is light and durable!

The material is good quality Japanese cedar "Yanasesugi"produced in Umaji village, Kochi prefecture that has been familiar as good building materials from ancient times. It is thinly sliced and piled up in layers to create the lightness and the durability.
It is possible to use long, the beautiful texture of natural wood will get more tasteful.
In events, sometimes users come to show us their beautifully aged bag that have been used for a long time. I feel glad at such time.
In addition, so as to be a handy and convenient bag, we thought out the specification. The surface treatment of the water-repellent coat, and natural leather handles, double zippers, inner pockets, and a shoulder belt.
Regardless of season or location, it can be useful.

1% of sales of the thinned wood products are utilized for conservation of forests.



This bag is made out of thinned wood of cedar growing in the forest of Umaji Village, Kochi Prefecture.

In forests that have not been (felling trees at appropriate intervals) thinned trees grow densely and can't get enough sunlight and the growth of the trees become worse and the forest itself will weaken.
If tree thinning isn't be done to forests, forests are weakened rapidly. Due to the decline of forestry in recent years, such thing is increasing in Japan.

In addition, thinning material was not utilized at the past time.
It was thinned only for cleaning mountains and discarded.

In order to save the forests debilitating,, thinning is needed, but fund is needed to do so. Umaji Village accounts for 96% of the forest area, we started a project to commercialize thinned cedar →return a part of its profit to the forest →advance the further thinning and protect the forest.

It is an ideal that the cycle continues forever.

In addition, healthy forests absorb more carbon dioxide and it also lead to reduction of CO2.


What is the hard part of producing?


It is that there was nothing but trying whether creating is feasible or not since no one had ever made bags like these.

Pressing,molding and bonding many layers of thinly sliced cedar, in particular putting stitches directly into wood sheet by machine was difficult because there were no data and no example yet.
some trials got along well surprisingly, some was more difficult than expected.
There is only collecting data by trying.

What is the origin of the name of the wooden bag of Umaji village "Monacca bag" ?

This is named from MONAKA waffle cake ! Because the form looks like that (laughs).

This explanation seems to be easy to understand not only for Japanese but also for foreigners.

Leave a message to customers!
There is no other bag like our Monacca wood bag.
We hope customer enjoy their bag's original change with time.

Depending on how they are used the taste will be different at all, I am happy that you will embezzle them and will enjoy the texture of the bag of your own.

Producer's profile

Umaji Village, Kochi Prefecture is a region with 96% of its land area covered with forest. Umaji Village is one of the most blessed forests with richness of nature in the nation!

Most area of the village was forest, and the forest industry prospered as the production area of Yanase Cedar that was one of the finest cedar from Edo period.
It is supple and very strong and was valued at 30 million yen once.
Because it grew up in rainy regions, resistant to moisture, it has been used heavily as a building material from ancient times. It was also used for the Construction of Edo Castle and Nijo Castle.
However, along with the change of time, forestry has reached a major turning point. Also, the issue of the global environment is emphasized nowadays, the forest is now attracting attention not only as a place of production of wood, but also as a place to make air and water. Therefore, Umaji village established a company as the third sector responsible for the system to develop new forestry in 2000, the company was named the Corporation Ecoasu Umaji Village.
"to grow a forest," "to collect the forest", "to process the forest" "to sell products from forest" They aim to circulate these and produce products utilizing thinned cedar and return profits to the forest. It leads to pushing forward thinning.
Umaji village office set up a "the forest fund of a thousand years" for the realization of the everlasting forest, and the Ecoasu Umaji village company have set aside in this fund 1% of the turnover of the thinned wood products and it is utilized to the forest conservation activities. They are also active in activities to have children growing in cities know our activities. They hold events that children can experience thining.

They grow the "everlasting forest"of ecosystem circulation!

Umaji village office set up a "the forest fund of a thousand years" for the realization of the everlasting forest, and the Ecoasu Umaji village company have set aside in this fund 1% of the turnover of the thinned wood products and it is utilized to the forest conservation activities. They are also active in activities to have children growing in cities know our activities. They hold events that children can experience thining.
Kamiji producer told that the company name " Ecoasu also came from that tomorrow would surely be ecological! ("Asu"is Japanese meaing tomorrow.)

Products with their feelings to protect the nature

Kamiji producer was born and raised in Umaji Village.
He said"When I was a child, I often played in the forest and my father often took me to the field of forestry, therefore forestry was familiar to me.
The cedar of Umaji village was once chosen as one of the best 100 tree of Japan and was also deemed as one of the most beautiful forests in Japan together with Akita cedar and Yoshino cedar.
There is a mountain called Senbonyama in Umaji Village and the cedar growing there was the most amazing. It remains strongly to the childish mind. I naturally thought I would engage in forestry.
While the forestry struggles nationwide, we hope we will be able to add new value to tree and it will connect to the activation of a new earth-friendly forestry. There is a showrooms that people can know our activities in Kochi city and 3000 people cheer us as a special villagers. It is a project that villagers of 1050 people is working together including the village office and I appreciate that the waves of empathy are growing nationwide. "
The thining materials product of Umaji village was recognized its ingenuity and technology.
Their products won awards such as the 1st Kochi eco industrial ideas award, the 16th Kochi local industry ward, and in the thinning material use contest forestry improvement Promotion Association Chairman's Award in 2002.
Kamiji producer says "The area of Umaji village is approximately 165.52 square kilometers. Mountains and rivers are very beautiful. I aim to develop system of new forestry, leading to a forest of eternal ecosystem circulation. "

Their bags born from the thinings of cedar of Umaji village are full of their strong feelings for growing forest, protecting the nature.

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