Plaisir Co., Ltd. is a wholesaler of fabric handbags (Edo-style pouches) spinning its traditions and history of more than sixty years into the future. We stick to having our products handcrafted one by one by our craftsmen. We also have one craftsman take charge of a consistent production process from sample making and pattern making to production of large quantities. We receive orders from retailers for Japanese-style bags to be used by Imperial Family members thanks to our elegant and durable products and traditional craftsmanship, which also serves as proof of our reliability and trustworthiness.
4-17-12 Sakuragaoka Setagaya-ku Tokyo 156-0054 Japan
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For many years, "Plaisir" has been producing bags made of "KIREJI", a fabric used in obi belts and textiles.
Shichizo Umezawa, the father of Tamotsu Umezawa, the founder of our company, was the craftsman who created the bag that won the gold medal at the Paris World Exposition in 1938.
Before the war, he was an Edo-style bag maker who also made tobacco pouches, smoking pipe pouches, and gassai bags.
His son, Tamotsu Umezawa, founded HIDE-Koubou Co. in June 1966.
As the exclusive manufacturer for Nakamura Kiyoshi Shoten, one of the largest kimono accessory wholesalers in Japan at the time, HIDE-Koubou was established in June 1966.
The birth of the "kimono bag" genre
The birth of the "Hourai bag," and
I was deeply and greatly involved in the birth of the "Japanese dress bag" genre, the birth of the "Hourai bag," and the birth of the "black formal bag".
In 1999, when Nakamura Kiyoshi Shoten finished its role, HIDE-Kobou Co., Ltd. changed its name to Plaisir Co.
We broke away from being a manufacturer exclusive to wholesalers and started to deal directly with textile manufacturers, long-established kimono stores, Japanese accessories manufacturers, and apparel manufacturers. Although the company name and position have changed, we are still working hard to continue to weave the production techniques, traditions, and history of "Edo Fukuromono" that have been passed down from generation to generation into the future.
At Plaisir, bags are made by hand, one at a time, in each craftsman's home workshop. One craftsman is in charge of the entire production process, from sample making and pattern making to mass production and finishing.
For many years, we have been commissioned by our customers to make kimono bags for the royal family, which is proof of the trust and confidence in our traditional craftsmanship and dignified, solid tailoring.
our online-shop : EDONO (エドーノ )
Gallery of our Products
tote bag with horse hair
party bag with japanese traditionl 'OBI' Nishijin-Ori (Kyoto)
hanfbag with japanese traditional 'OBI' Nishijin-Ori (Kyoto)
tote bag with japanese traditional 'OBI' Nishijin-Ori (kyoto)
hakoseko handbag for Van Gogh Museum
'hakoseko bag' (japanese traditionale style handbag) produce by 'mamechiyo'.
obi handbag for Van Gogh Museum
'ukiyoe hand bag' produce by 'mamechiyo'.
handbag for Van Gogh Museum
'ukiyoe' handgag produce by 'mamechiyo'.
imperial family style handbag
handbag with japanese traditional 'Obi' Nishijin-Ori (Kyoto,Japan)
'Gassai-Bukuro' (japanese traditionale tote bag) with horse hair
original tote bag 'minalles'
clutch bag with japanese traditionl 'OBI' Nishijin-Ori (Kyoto)
porch with japanese traditional 'Obi' Nishijin-Ori (Kyoto)
traditional japanese style wallet