An old Japanese tool bag

This is an old Japanese workman's bag. It's made from canvas, leather and metal. I bought this bag for 300 yen from a "recycle shop" (junk shop) which is located inside the Asse shopping centre in Tsukuba.

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The text on the bag says that it is from a wood supplier.

大島屋材木店 - Ooshimaya Zaimokuten

This lumber yard was located in Shinjuku in Tokyo. I can't even find the name using internet search.

The next photo shows the bag laying flat.

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The bag is held at the top with metal hole protectors and a leather strengthener. This was the rope attached when I bought it.

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The bag tends to fold up at the top as seen in the following picture.

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The knot of the rope is on the back side of the bag.

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The bottom of the bag is stiffened with a piece of leather inside the canvas, and there are four metal feet attached which protect the canvas at the bottom of the bag.

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This photograph shows the inside of the bag. It was taken using the flash.

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