SORAbento

Original handmade bento bags

Akita, Japan On Etsy since 2014

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SORAbento

Original handmade bento bags

Akita, Japan | 825 Sales

Announcement    Due to international shipping restrictions SORAbento will temporarily only ship within Japan. Sorry for this inconvenience. Along with the entire world I hope we can work together to stay safe and healthy and return to normal as soon as possible. Please take care!

Bento bags are like origami made out of fabric. Based on traditional Japanese designs they fold down flat, yet open up to a wide full bag capable of carrying a bento box, other food items or anything you like! There are endless uses for a bento bag given its unique design and durability. Sourcing canvas and other natural fiber textiles, each bento bag is made to be both functional and beautiful.

Announcement

Last updated on May 18, 2020

Due to international shipping restrictions SORAbento will temporarily only ship within Japan. Sorry for this inconvenience. Along with the entire world I hope we can work together to stay safe and healthy and return to normal as soon as possible. Please take care!

Bento bags are like origami made out of fabric. Based on traditional Japanese designs they fold down flat, yet open up to a wide full bag capable of carrying a bento box, other food items or anything you like! There are endless uses for a bento bag given its unique design and durability. Sourcing canvas and other natural fiber textiles, each bento bag is made to be both functional and beautiful.

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Gretchen Miura

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Gretchen Miura

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About SORAbento

Sales 825
On Etsy since 2014

Focusing on beauty and craftsmanship

Sora means `sky` in Japanese. Living in the countryside of Japan, I am surrounded by wide stretches of sky, waves crashing against the coastline, rice growing in fields and the changing of seasons. Life here is simple and intentional with a focus on beauty, craftsmanship and community.

SORAbento specializes in bento bags and other eco-friendly items. `Bento` is the Japanese word for a lunch on the go. After living in Japan for more than 15 years I appreciate this clever way of wrapping and carrying a lunch. Using a bento bag can help promote a healthier lifestyle in addition to cutting down on unnecessary waste of plastics, food and money! It is nice when saving money, eating better food and going green all align so perfectly.

The bags that I sew hold a traditional style of bento box in addition to any variety of food containers. I find that if there are bags readily available I am more likely to actually pack a lunch. The larger azuma bukuro bag is ideal for shopping in bulk or at the farmer`s market. There are endless uses for bento bags given their unique design and durability.

I like to combine fabrics in a way that feels both classic and modern. The basic range of bento bags, which is sold year round, reflects a `wabi-sabi` aesthetic, beautiful in its simplicity. There is also a seasonal range to enjoy the changing of seasons through color and different prints. All bags are sewn using Japanese textiles in my studio.

It is a true pleasure for me to share my love of bentos bags, as well as connect with people from all over the world. Thank you for taking the time to read about SORAbento!

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  • Gretchen Miura

    Owner, Creator

    Hi! I am Gretchen an American ex-pat living in the beautiful northern countryside of Japan. Making bento bags lies at the intersection of my love of sewing, eating healthy and using eco-friendly products.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 25, 2020
Welcome to SORAbento! Please review our shop policies and feel free to contact me with any questions. I am completely dedicated to offering the highest customer service, quality work and an overall wonderful shopping experience.

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I will refund any merchandise in the event that it arrives damaged. If you are unsatisfied with the product please contact me directly and immediately so we can decide together on the best way to resolve the issue either through an exchange or refund.
Payment
I accept Paypal and the above Etsy approved credit cards.
Shipping
All items ship within 1-2 business days. SORAbento currently ONLY ships within JAPAN.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are interested in buying wholesale for bento bags, please contact me directly. Thank you!