巾着 Kinchaku - Purse

巾着 Kinchaku - Purse

巡礼 布や革などで作られた、開口部を紐で締める小さな袋。江戸期には金銭や薬などを入れて持ち歩いた。同様に帯から提げて使う小物を入れる道具「提物」に「印籠」や「煙草入」、小銭を素早く取り出せる「早道」などがある。江戸の人々はこうした袋物を好んで使い、素材や柄、細工などに嗜好を凝らして、自己表現としての洒落を楽しんだ。

Made from cloth or leather, a small bag, tied at the neck with string. Used for carrying coins or other small objects and carried at the waist while walking. During the Edo period, small accessory cases such as Kinchaku, Inrō, and Hayamichi (coin purse) designed to help with carrying things when wearing a Kimono were made and the townspeople enjoyed the chic looks, achieved through the use of various materials, designs and workmanship to cater to all tastes.