Kinchaku Pouch


A simple Japanese kinchaku (meaning “draw string pouch”). These kinchaku utility pouches have been crafted from pure hemp.  They are ideal for carrying everything from travel goodies to vegetables, breads and any dry grains.



In the Japanese Edo period (1603-1868), people carried this style of pouch (kinchaku) on the waist belt of their Kimono. We continue this simple design with earthy fabrics, making them great for a multitude of uses for both guys and girls.

The main fabric for both pouches is a handspun & handloomed pure hemp.

The smaller pouch (42cm x 32cm) has a handloomed lining fabric woven with a few different shades of undyed linen. The lining in the larger pouch (50cm x 33cm) is a machine woven cotton.

The draw cords have been crochetted from linen and finished off with soapnut beads.

Small – 42cm x 32cm
Large – 50cm x 33cm

Outer: Hemp
Lining: Linen for Small,  Cotton for Large
Cord: Linen
Beads: Soapnut Seeds