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When it comes to finding an elegant way to employ traditional crafts for contemporary products, Yosuke Inui has got it in the bag.

A combination of attractive textiles with centuries-old woodcrafting techniques, Inui’s Wappa Bag retains just enough traditional aesthetic to look “Japanese” without appearing cliched. Made in Odate in Akita Prefecture — the home of the magewappa craft of bending strips of cedar wood softened by hot water — these bucket-shaped bags have handles hand-bound in locally sourced natural vine and come with a choice of colorful fabric inner pouches.

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