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PORTER Counter Shade Waist Bag

€525,00 EUR

  • A wonderful waist bag for carrying small accesories
  • You can use it not only as a waist bag but also as a shoulder bag by hanging it diagonally.
  • Exterior hook-and- loop pockets: 4 / Interior pocket: 4 / Hook-and-loop pocket: 1 / Pen pockets: 2
  • Hand-sewn by one craftsman to ensure that no errors are made
  • Porter bags are universally loved for their incredible attention to detail, craftsmanship, the thought that goes into making fabric, as well as pockets and attachments exactly where you need them

The waist bag is a two-layer type with excellent storage capacity. The main compartment can store 500ml PET bottles and long wallets. A pen holder and a partition pocket are provided on the front layer to neatly store smartphones and small items. Nylon cords are placed at the openings of the left and right pockets at the base of the waist belt, and you can pull the cord with your finger to open the pocket with one movement. You can use it not only as a waist bag but also as a shoulder bag by hanging it diagonally.

Camouflage-patterned fabrics with a calm tone that expresses the exquisite difference in shades, can be used regardless of gender, age, or scene. "COUNTER SHADE", which is also the name of the series, is one of the camouflage methods that tries to blend in with the surroundings by separating the colour scheme of the part exposed to light and the part that becomes shadow.

A limited series, exclusive for PORTER flagship stores and online stores in Japan. The colour was originally created with a typical wood land in camouflage. The "Woodland pattern”, which is a typical one of all camouflage patterns was developed in 1981 for coniferous forest zone to be divided the colour of lighten part and shadow part, it gets a well-camouflage pattern.

Each PORTER bag is handmade by one single skilled craftsman in Japan from beginning to end.

Body: Nylon Twill (Polyester Cotton Bonding)
Inside: Polyester Taffeta

Exterior: Hook-and- loop pocket 4 
Interior: Pocket 4 / Hook-and-loop pocket / 1 Pen2

Dimensions: W28 x H19 x D10 cm
Weight: 460g

YKK Zip Closure
Logo Patch
Made in Japan

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NOTE before ordering this gift bag:

  • This offer includes a special individual packing, for your ordered item
  • Please kindly inform us about the exact products to be packed, in case multiple items are involved in one order
  • Suitable to pack product & products with global volume up to around 320 x 180 x 75mm
  • Cannot be ordered independently without other product

Packing Details:

  • White Komebukuro rice bag: 3kg
  • Closed and tied manually by our team, with white wrapping string

Japan-Best is first and foremost a story about Japanese craftsmen with the influence of contemporary design.

We are inspired by the timeless beauty of traditional Japanese craftsmanship, and their ability to adapt to our modern lifestyle. The more brands we meet, the more passionate we become about the stories behind each product; the skills of the craftsmen, or the long tradition of an object left unchanged for generations yet somehow remaining contemporary.

Japan-Best is a collection of Japanese brands, which we have selected for the originality of their design, the quality of their production, the fact that their production is “Made in Japan”, and the long history that they maintain, quite often for several generations.

Our Store in Paris:
Bows & Arrows
17 Rue Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth
75003 Paris, France
T. +33 9 83 70 76 98

Bows & Arrows is a concept store selling a selection of contemporary Japanese lifestyle brands: 

  • A variety of Stationary brands and accessories chosen for style, quality, functionality, and design
  • Candles, incense, and fragrance for the home or workplace
  • Decorative Items and traditional dolls
  • Bath accessories and design soap
  • Cosmetics using Japanese ingredients with cleansing, moisturising, and reparative qualities
  • Tableware brands with items designed and produced by Japanese craftsmen
  • Kitchenware tools and accessories, both traditional and modern
  • Towel and brush collections for a variety of technical uses in the kitchen, home, bath.
  • Knives and scissors from the famed Banshu Hamono district
  • Durable, water resistant washi paper products to carry your belongings
  • Accessories and bags from the cult brand "Porter-Yoshida&Co"
  • Apparel selected for quality, comfort, and durability
  • A selection of Antiques found through Japanese antique dealers
  • A selection of Food that we have researched to find the best quality using organic or natural ingredients
  • A selection of sake, shochu, spirits, and whiskeys
  • Limited edition items exclusively made for Bows & Arrows, only available at the store

To make our selection, we travel to Japan several times per year and draw on the knowledge of our Japanese curator friends. We attend many trade shows to find new products in that are being produced. We also get inspiration from our connections among designers, craftsmen, artists, galleries, and workshops or small factories.

The store exclusively sells: 

  • Japanese brands
  • Products made by skilled craftsmen
  • Contemporary and good-design products
  • Products that everyone can enjoy and use in their daily life

The store receives new items from Japan, always changing, always bringing new surprises, and/or inviting new artists and craftsmen for special events.

Bows & Arrows organises events where customers can experience Japanese culture including Ikebana flower arrangements, tea ceremony, Japanese gift wrapping, screenings, music nights, calligraphy, and a variety of other Japanese traditional crafts.

Bows & Arrows is the retail branch of the "Japan- Best" distribution company based in Paris, dealing with the international wholesale distribution of a variety of Japanese brands.