We’re big in Japan…. well kind of.

One of our favorite Hero Bags customers, Masayo Yumoto and her daughter Sakura recently went home to Tokyo and came back to San Francisco with a story worth sharing. Strangers in a restaurant trend spot Masayo’s Hero Bags and offer to buy them from her!

Masayo shares her story with us in her own words.

“When I went back to Japan this Summer to see my family, I brought several bags from Hero Bags as gifts for each of my family and friends. Although I thought that their Bags would be loved by all generations, I bought several different kinds of bags such as lunch bag, wine tote, picnic tote, book bag and shopping tote etc. for all my siblings, parents and friends. I brought all of them to a restaurant where I had a lunch with my family in Japan.  Then I showed bags one by one to my families to let them choose.  Of course, they liked bags a lot and picked up their favorite ones, but more surprisingly other guests sitting next to us were also interested in bags and spoke to me.  They were 2 ladies that had special interests in lunch bags.  They first asked me about the bag, then prices.  So I briefly explained about the bag that these were made by my friend in San Francisco and tell them that I can give those bags for a special price.  Since Japanese have a little bit shy nature and normally do not speak to others in a public space, I was very impressed that strangers spoke to me.  And I thought that they came to me because bags were very attractive to them.  So I was happily offered to sell them the bags. I am sure that they are proudly introducing these lunch bags to their community and I wish that they will be more proud of their foresight when Hero Bags will be popular in Japan in the future.”
Thank you Masayo for brokering our first International Hero Bags sale!


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