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About Kiryu Industries

Reaching back into Kiryu history, it has been discovered that about 2,500 years ago Kiryu was the site of Jomon Period settlements which specialized in the production of elaborate clay ear ornaments.

This tradition of skilled craftsmen has been carried on through the Heian Period when hand weaving was taken up as a local industry, a skill introduced to the peasants by Princess Shirataki.


Over the centuries, as various technological innovations were introduced, this cottage industry gave way to large scale manufacturing and Kiryu flourished as a major textile producing center.

As the information age dawns on Kiryu, and technological forces generate a new worldwide culture in which uniqueness and quality are sacrificed to the goals of faster and larger production, the craftsmen of Kiryu steadfastly maintain the local standards for high quality and innovativeness.

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