Makita Shoten

The only whole process in the world
A work of art that goes beyond an umbrella made from thread

2021.11.19

The world's only in-house finishing of all processes

Founded at the foot of Mt. Fuji 150 Makita Shoten continues to weave beautiful umbrella fabrics that have a long history and have been recognized by the imperial family. The only one in the world that consistently makes everything from making jacquard woven fabrics to assembling umbrellas in-house. It is a long-established textile factory.

An umbrella that everyone needs on a rainy day. However, at the end of such a day, many cheap umbrellas left on the train or on the side of the road are melancholy.

I want to continue to use high-quality items, not disposable items. What I want to have in this era is the umbrella of Makita Shoten, which is finished with one by one by skilled craftsmen.

1 To finish the book 3-4 Months In short, the quality and overwhelming beauty that cannot be imitated anywhere else seems to be a work of art that goes beyond the umbrella we know.

Customer supremacy, not sales supremacy

Makita Shoten started its business as a Kai silk wholesaler in Nishikatsura Town, Yamanashi Prefecture, at the foot of Mt. Fuji. 150 We have changed the manufacturing system with the passage of time.

Starting from the production of silk fabrics, we undertook build-to-order manufacturing from other brands, 2010 Started making original brand umbrellas in 2014. Makita Shoten has changed while responding flexibly to the times and taking on challenges, but the fact that it hasn't changed forever. Manufacturing rooted in the community is.

Our corporate philosophy is "First, act so as not to be sales-oriented. Also, think and act to revitalize the textile industry in the county area.

Furthermore, we always keep thinking about products and services from the customer's point of view, and create products based on that idea, and have them buy with satisfaction. "

Although it is a small area, the fabric is woven and the umbrella is made with the hands of many craftsmen. Producing areas where you can see each other's faces can create relationships that can create better products. .. Because I believe that, I think I was able to continue making things in the area.

That's what Makita Shoten said. 6 Mr. Yoichi Makita, Managing Director of the generation. After various social experiences, 30 I took over the family business of my parents' house at the age of.

At that time, Makita Shoten mainly worked as a subcontractor. It is said that he felt a sense of crisis in the recession caused by the Lehman shock and the unstable situation affected by the convenience of business partners, and decided to develop his own products.

Nowadays, more and more people are smiling with our original products, and we are currently working hard to develop the manufacturing of the production areas based on such things.

Become a person who can communicate with just one umbrella

The most impressive thing was that he was a mother with a boy.

There was a mother who gave us an umbrella as a gift to celebrate her son's employment. When my son put on the umbrella, he was very praised by his boss who went out with him, and his mother was very happy.

I was happy and proud to be able to provide an umbrella that can make people smile.

Even with just one umbrella you have, you can somehow convey the person's personality. The quality of the umbrella is very important as an item that expresses you.

Now is the time to be assigned responsible work regardless of gender in the business scene. As one of the appearances when meeting customers, if you have a good umbrella, you will have the impression that you can take care of even the smallest details.

I would like people who are active in the business scene to pick it up.

A book made from thread that makes you want to keep up with your life

The charm of Makita Shoten's umbrella is its beautiful woven fabric. Dyed with natural water from Mt. Fuji The thin thread 1 Book 1 The fabric that is woven by interweaving is supple. Deep color development ,and Glossy luster Release. There is a three-dimensional feeling and a sense of quality, The difference from the printed fabric is obvious is.

And, a design that is eye-catching no matter where you are, can only be created by Makita Shoten. Only Makita Shoten in Japan (maybe the world) can weave a free pattern that straddles the triangle of an umbrella. .. I am particular about the design that can only be expressed by "woven".

About from the Edo period 150 Yearly. Makita Shoten has been taking on new challenges without fear of change by grasping the trends of the times and grasping needs.

Mr. Makita says that making original fabrics is not limited to Japan, but we want to convey expressions that can be made with our technology overseas.

We will continue to love the region and continue to make "one that makes you want to live up to your life" while being loved.