“the spirit of Japanese craftsmanship”
“a new sense of quality”
“a feeling of luxury”
Different areas in Japan have their own unique style of traditional brocade, such as Nishijin-Ori. We have long been wanting to use these wonderful fabrics and create luxury goods of worldwide standards. In 2015, we launched a new business “OBBIJIN” and started to source a fabric that would allow us to fulfill this dream.
This became a reality when we encountered one particular type of pile fabric produced in Wakayama, known as Kinkazan-ori. This fabric had already been recognized locally and internationally as one of the finest interior materials that was only used to decorate the finest furnishings.
We were so impressed by this particular fabric produced in Wakayama prefecture that we truly believe there is a real possibility of using this to create luxury products with a new sense of appreciation.
The founder herself is from Wakayama, and so it was important for her to reflect this in the brand’s name. KIWAKA was conceived from Kishu (KI), which is the previous name of Wakayama, and the current name of Wakayama (WAKA). From that moment, KIWAKA was born.
|Address||408, 1-10-2, Kitahorie, Nishi-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka, Japan 550-0014|
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We started our business as a high-end tailor made women’s clothing agency that connected the manufacturer with the wholesaler.*2012
We became a retailer and expanded our business into cosmetics.*2015
OBBIJIN was launched.*2016
KIWAKA brand was created.
|Services||Product design, manufacturing, wholesales and retailing of the original KIWAKA brand.|