Originated and used for men in late 1930’s in Japan. Men going to their shifts on Japanese fishing boats would be carrying with them their natural wooden bamboo hand bag. Handmade by local Japanese artisans from natural stems, the bamboo hand bag was called a “picnic bag,” as it was used mostly for carrying lunch. These bags were particularly durable and really lightweight, which made them a practical choice for the Japanese workmen.
Nowadays it’s a trendy stylish choice for women going to a day in the beach, weekend gateway, an island vacation in Hawaii or just a casual day in town.