Tsuchiya Kaban Creates Leather Bag Specifically for Carrying Watermelon

Finally, a luxury handbag that caters to our interests! Japanese leather bagmaker Tsuchiya Kaban has created a hand-crafted work of art (or bag, if you prefer) whose sole purpose to to carry 1 watermelon.

The Watermelon Bag was made by craftsman Yusuke Kadoi, and is the result of a special initiative by Tsuchiya Kaban (previously) called “the fun of carrying,” in which individual artisans are given complete creative rein to work on their very own side project. Kadoi, who is apparently a big fan of summer’s iconic fruit, decided to craft a bag specifically designed to carry the round and heavy watermelon.


  1. Silly and frivolous. Bags to carry around watermelons could be made out of many materials and don’t have to be made out of dead animals.

  2. This bag is beautiful. In Canada watermelons are usually not spherical, but elongated, which would not fit this bag. However it would be PERFECT for my bowling ball!!

  3. susan o'connell

    August 4, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    One of my favorite Japanese fruit carriers is a bright yellow plastic banana to protect your real banana. A giggle…

  4. I love this. I would use this as a harvest bag, a lovely produce shopping bag at the market, as well as the intended watermelon.

  5. I don’t like water melon, but i’m ready to change all that if that means I can get this bag. Looks like lovely craftmanship.

  6. I was at my favorite depachika the other day, and I realized that this bag can also be used to carry a whole boiled octopus! I like finding non-traditional uses for traditional items.

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