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Ok, here's something I've been wondering about. What's the deal with the green burlap sack with the white branching swirl patterns that you see in almost every anime that has some scene involving thieving or carrying a huge amount of items?

I've heard it all started with Happosai from Ranma 1/2, but I've seen it everywhere.

Excel Saga
Eureka 7
Tsukuyomi Moon Phase
Louie the Rune Soldier
Lupin the 3rd

and many others.

Is there some sort of historical precedent behind this? It's used way too often in anime for it to just be a random occurance. There's gotta be some reasoning behind it.