• sebanz
The prototype of bags
A bag to make history together

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.

A bag to make history together
The tote bag as an archetype of a bag. It is simple, so the excellent sewing technique emphasizes the good material. The L size accommodates many tools for business and hobbies. The S size, seemingly compact, is ideal for outings, accommodating a makeup bag and a plastic bottle.
Easy-to-carry handle-size
Both the L and S size can be used over the shoulder and in the hand. The surprisingly light and simple design with plenty of leather can be used both casually and formally. The thin core in the handle gives an impression of refinement. It is rugged and easy to carry.
It has one zippered inner pocket and two free pockets. The belt with a magnet fastens the outlet. The natural marks and blemishes of the leather serve as a narrative of the material’s life. As new marks develop from the wear and tear of daily use, the material’s story becomes personal to the user, ever developing as time goes by.
Himeji Nishiharima Area Network *METAPHYS
sebanzのバッグ、革小物は、使い手と共に長い年月を重ねることで、色艶が増し、それぞれの思い出と共に一つとして同じ物のない風合いへと変化します。 エイジングを楽しみながら末永く愛用できるよう、流行や、年齢、性別に囚われないシンプルで普遍的なデザインに仕上げました。
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
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Camel
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Green
price Tote Bag-L:¥28000(without tax)
Tote Bag-S:¥21,500(without tax)
name sebanz Tote Bag
code Tote Bag-L:84042
Tote Bag-S:84043
size Tote Bag-L:W430mm × H340mm × D160mm
Tote Bag-S:W350mm × H280mm × D130mm
material leather
weight Tote Bag-L:about 760g
Tote Bag-S:about 540g
color Grage / Camel / Black / Blue / Orange / Yellow / Green
partner company Harima Foundation for Local Industry