Japan's custom of using the names of emperors for historical periods can end up in some weird results: the Showa period, that of the reign of Emperor Hirohito, lasted from 1925 until 1989, so when someone says "the Showa years," they could very well mean anything from the 1930s to the late 1980s. For most Japanese, though, the Showa period means the 1960s and the 1970s, a period that gave birth to several cultural phenomena including the kissaten coffeehouses, which besides coffee also served breakfast, lunch, and dinner accompanied by colored beverages in tall glasses. Just like the one on the Aderia Retro Glass Pouch Nobana!
The Aderia Retro Glass Pouch Nobana pays tribute to the glassware of Gifu Prefecture's Aderia/Ishizuka, which created some of the most characteristic glasses of the 1960s and 1970s. On its front side it has a cutout of one of these glasses, the one with the flower design called Nobana, which, when you insert the inner pouch, looks like it's filled with pink lemonade, one of the staples of the kissaten. But even if you bypass the nostalgia for the Showa years, this 270 x 195 x 15 mm (10.6 x 7.7 x 0.6") pouch with its four pockets will really help you put your bag in order!
Specs and Features:
- Licensed by historical Gifu Prefecture glassmaker Aderia/Ishizuka
- Inner pouch dimensions: 200 x 140 mm (7.9 x 5.5")
- Aderia glass illustration on the front
- Nobana flower motif and Aderia Retro logo on the back
- Pink lemonade illustration on the inner pouch
- Glass on the front seems to fill with pink lemonade when you insert the mini pouch
- Closure: zipper
- Pockets: 2 front, 2 back
- Dimensions: 270 x 195 x 15 mm (10.6 x 7.7 x 0.6")
- Materials: PVC, polyester, zinc alloy
- Comes with Japanese book about Aderia