Company History

  • 1902

    Founded Fukuoka Kinjiro Store. Produced and exported western style fabric

  • 1916

    Installed looms to increase efficiency

  • During World War II

    Designated as a military component factory by the government

  • 1946

    Founded Nishijin Kigyo Co., Ltd. Produced ties and scarves

  • 1961

    Started exporting scarves

  • 1975

    Started producing woven fabrics

  • 1996

    The company was reorganized into Fukuoka Weaving Ltd.

  • 1998

    Hironori Fukuoka was appointed as the President and CEO
    Started development of specialized textile consisting of carbon and aramid fiber

  • 2004

    Received A rank certification from the Kyoto Venture Business Judging Committee

  • 2008

    Kyoto Prefecture Management Innovation Plan approved

  • 2011

    Exhibited Kyoto Carbon Textiles Project at the International Fashion Fair (Tokyo Big Sight)

  • 2020

    Exhibited “Weaving with Water”, in collaboration with media artist Taro Suzuki, at the International Art Competition Start-up Exhibition

Company Overview

  • Company Name

    Fukuoka Weaving Ltd.

  • Address

    35 Isshikichō, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto, Japan 602-8471

  • President and CEO

    Hironori Fukuoka (Certified Traditional Craftsman)

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  • Business Content

    Manufacture of advanced fabrics with Nishijin-ori technology
    Design development using computer systems
    Development of loom equipment for the production of high-precision fabrics
    Production of advanced silk fabrics for kimono belts, books, Noh costumes, etc.
    Development and production of high-performance fabrics

  • Founded


  • Incorporated

    December 21, 1946

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  • Affiliates

    Nishijin Textile Industry Association
    Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    Kyoto Technical Exchange Group on Plastic Materials
    Kyoto Carbon Textiles Project
    “The Kyoto”
    NPO “Kyoto will make your dream come true”

  • Certification

    March 2004 – A rank certification from the Kyoto Venture Business Judging Committee
    (development of high performance fabrics using carbon fiber, aramid fiber, etc.)

    2008 – Approval of Kyoto Prefecture Management Innovation Plan
    (The manufacture and sale of custom-made Nishijin-ori Obi)

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