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Marugoku Messenger Bag – Abaeran

Marugoku Messenger Bag


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  • ¥13,750

The Marugoku Messenger Bag is a distinctive change from mass-produced bags. Each bag is handmade at the Hakodate Boys Prison in Hokkaido, Japan from 100% cotton. Branded with a logo with the kanji for (“prison”) → (“goku”) → (“獄”) placed inside a “circle" → (“maru”) → ("丸") denoting “a special product wholly made in prison” i.e. Marugoku.

The bag's interior, flap, and strap are designed with a Shōwa era (1926~1989) retro motif. Flip the fashion rules and carry your daily essentials in your Marugoku Messenger bag to express your Japan chic on the go.

Size are in metric and easily converted to inches with the chart here

Product Highlights

  •     Type: Messenger Bag
  •     Fabric: 100% cotton
  •     Dimensions: Width: 32cm | Height: 27cm | Depth: 2cm
  •     Color: Indigo Blue  
  •     Clasp: Double Tuck Catch
  •     Strap Length: 133cm


Cleaning & Care Instructions:

Warm or hot water wash may cause color fading and fabric shrinkage. If your case becomes wet take care not to let it come in contact with items of clothing as color may bleed. Do not wash in water. For best results professional dry clean with a perchloroethylene or petroleum solution. Do not clean with a chlorine bleach agent


Available to both merchants and individual customers. Quantity is subject to availability. For additional details please see our How to order page here.

Important Note

Goods Purchased from Abaeran for Personal Use

Please note that you may be charged import duties and/or local taxes for goods purchased from Abaeran, which your customs authority or postal service deems appropriate for goods transported across international borders. Your import duties and/or taxes are not included in the price of our goods. What is payable, if anything, generally depends on where the goods are sent from, the type of goods, their transactional value and the weight of the package. Please contact your local government customs authorities or postal service for detailed information.

Returns, Exchanges & Refunds:

All our products are guaranteed to be as pictured and described. They are carefully inspected for defects prior to packaging and international shipping.

Actual value is insured free of charge. However, because each bag is handmade in limited quantities all sales are final and no returns, exchanges or refunds are accepted with the exception of actual value loss for insured orders that are confirmed by Japan Post EMS to be damaged, lost, or stolen during shipping. For additional details please contact us or see our FAQ page here.

Shipping and handling charges are calculated at checkout based upon your destination and the weight of the shipment. Minimum chargeable shipping weight per bag is (3) kilograms for all shipping zones. Sent via: Japan Post EMS.

Product Features:

  •     Handmade quality and unique craftsmanship
  •     Soft padded interior for item protection
  •     Great for travel or organizing
  •     Perfect for daily essentials and must-haves
  •     Fashionable
  •     Functional
  •     Versatile
  •     Durable
  •     Distinctive retro-styled Japanese kanji Marugoku brand logo
  •     A unique product for personal use, seasonal, birthday, or novelty gifts or  sold at    your brick-and-mortar boutique, or online shop!
  •     Share as a unique conversation piece with family, friends, and coworkers


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