[Exhibition / Tokyo] Pouch Merchants that Evolved with the Times – From Tobacco Pouches to Handbags

Tobacco and Salt Museum
April 27 – June 30, 2024

This exhibition introduces the changes in pouches and bags that took place in response to the times and the craftsmen and pouch merchants who were involved in this process, in line with the contents of Nihon Fukuromono-shi (History of Japanese Pouches). It also highlights the purpose and beauty of pouches, and the work of the craftsmen and pouch merchants who continued to meet the needs of the changing times.


Mr. Watanabe Masanori, a past president of
the Japan Netsuke Society, kindly informed
me that this exhibition is interesting with many
tobacco pouches on display, including some
from the collection of Katsura Bunraku, a famous
comic story-teller!

Exhibition page:

Tobacco and Salt Museum

Address: 1-16-3 Yokokawa, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0003
Website: https://www.tabashio.jp/en/index.html

Image, Tobacco and Salt Museum, 2024