Designer: Fujiki Kumagai

Fascinated by American vintage eyeglasses, I investigated why celluloid frames were decreasing with the times.
Celluloid is so flammable that it was originally used as an ignition agent, and there is a risk that the factory will be destroyed in a fire.
As a result, the material was changed to acetate (plastic), which is easy to mass-produce and safe, and was produced in China and Thailand.
For this reason, the number of celluloid craftsmen is decreasing in the United States and Japan as well.
Currently, the number of craftsmen in Japan has shrunk, leaving only Gifu, Chiba, and Fukui prefectures.
I want to make as many handmade eyeglasses as possible, which will continue to shrink in the future.
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