Japanese labels have recently been coming up with modern twists on historical fashion that lets you channel your inner samurai warriors.
Skilled craftsmen from the ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto have created a new line of bags and wallets that will complete that nearly authentic samurai look.
According to Soranews24, fashion label Miyake’s Samurai Series combines “samurai style with modern functionality.”
The highlight of the collection are these Samurai Backpacks which are available in Date (black) and Sanada (red), in honor of historical figures Date Masamune and Sanada Yukimura.
The bags are made from materials sourced from Japan, including genuine leather.
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The backpacks feature a metal clasp that closes the top flap, a hand strap, and shoulder straps that have adjustable buckles.
Aside from backpacks, the line also includes wallets, ID card lanyards, and business cardholders.
The designers of the Samurai Series have years of experience in crafting armor for gogatsu ningyo and samurai figurines, enabling them to make very accurate and detailed designs for the bags.
Miyake is offering the entire lineup through the Makuake crowdfunding site, where early backers get to enjoy discounts.
Prices start at 27,970 yen ($260) for the backpacks, 26,460 yen ($244) for the wallets, 6,980 yen ($64) for the business card holders, and 5,800 yen ($53) for the lanyards. A three-piece bundle of backpack, wallet, and business card holder can be had for 58,000 yen ($534).
Featured image via Makuake / Miyake