• sebanz
Inherited easy-to-carry design
It clings so it is easy to carry

The sebanz shoulder bag originated from a plastic grocery bag. It has a shape with an open wide outlet to securely hold heavy items. Extending the handle to the over-the-shoulder strap makes carrying easier. The kneaded soft tanned leather is lighter and more comfortable to use.

Simple and friendly shape
The wide belt has a flexible shape extending from the body. As it is made of high-quality leather, it is flexible, tight fitting, and surprisingly light. The easygoing texture and round form of the leather maintain a feminine touch regardless of the amount of baggage.
Can carry many items
You can easily remove items from the open outlet over the shoulder. Although it uses plenty of leather, it is very light. It has no problem carrying tools such as a laptop and essential goods such as a makeup bag and stole. It is also useful on short trips and as a diaper bag.
Can carry many items
It has one zippered inner pocket and two free pockets on the front and back, accommodating many items without taking up space in the bag.
Himeji Nishiharima Area Network *METAPHYS
The natural marks and blemishes of the leather serve as a narrative of the materials life. As new marks develop from the wear and tear of day-to-day use, the materials story becomes personal to the user, ever developing as time goes by.
Leather used
We use cow skin carefully tanned with vegetable tannin, which are finished with a texture and intensity that are appropriate to each product. In addition, skin with scars, wrinkles and vein marks are used as they are as proof of genuine leather. Natural marks are the biggest attraction that only natural leather can provide.
Himeji leather
METAPHYS uses Himeji leather produced in the Seiban region in Hyogo, which has a long history as a significant producer of natural leather. All the processes of production are completed by skilled craftsmen in the region, from the quality control of leather to product manufacturing. High-quality materials and beautiful sewing techniques are the strength of the leather production region.
History of leather material of Nishiharima

The Nishiharima Area around Himeji City, Hyogo, is known as a natural leather production area. Himejikawa tanning known as Banshu Nameshi has a long history. It was imported from mainland China more than 1000 years ago, and is said to be have taken root in the Ichikawa area to the east of Himeji City. Behind this, the warm and mild Seto Inland Sea climate was convenient to dry leather in the sun, and it was easy to obtain the salt necessary for the preservation and processing of leather. Leather was also plentiful as many cows are raised nearby. In recent years, even after tanning techniques, such as plant tanning and chrome tanning, came from the West, the local industry has been developing. The evolving quality and technical power are highly evaluated both domestically and overseas.

Efforts in Nishiharima, Himeji

The Nishiharima area accounts for 50% or more of the number of companies related to leather materials and total shipments of leather products. The amount of production of adult cattle leather accounts for 70% of the domestic share. People engaging in natural leather products, techniques, history, information, and facilities gather together in the area. Natural leather materials produced in this area are used by famous domestic apparel makers, sporting gear manufacturers, and industrial goods makers. Its quality and world-class techniques are highly evaluated in the industry. However, its quality and techniques have not been known by general consumers because general products, such as bags and small items, have not been sold in the area. These days, some companies that have built their own brands have conveyed the attraction of the history and production techniques of the area to general consumers. Bolstering the efforts of these companies, the Himeji Nishiharima Area Network has been engaged in product making such as supporting METAPHYS and launching sebanz, a series of natural leather products, assuming the production of leather with the integrated production of products.

  • Grage
  • Camel
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Green
price ¥31,000(without tax)
name sebanz Shoulder Bag
code 84031
size W390mm×H620mm×D180mm
material leather
weight about 620g
color Grage / Camel / Black / Blue / Orange / Yellow / Green
partner company Harima Foundation for Local Industry