Industry that is the pride of Fukui
Fukui is one of the world’s three major production center for eyeglass frames. Domestically, more than 90% of eyeglass frames are produced in Fukui. In terms of metal frames, Fukui is the world’s largest producer.
Countless popular frames
If the name ”Masunaga” seems familiar, you are definitely a fashion connoisseur. ”Masunaga Optical Manufacturing” is a top-notch brand. It has stores in Tokyo and Nagoya, and is covered in fashion magazines. The company has expanded globally into countries such as the United States and China.
Among the products of Masunaga Optical Manufacturing, the MP series stands out in particular. The series is a product of a collaboration with Kazuo Kawasaki, an international industrial designer and professor at Osaka University Graduate School.
Kazuo Kawasaki was born in Fukui in 1949. At age 28 when he was enjoying a successful career as a designer, he was involved in a traffic accident, confining him to a wheelchair. Following his accident, he moved his activities to Fukui and met Satoru Masunaga, president of Masunaga Optical Manufacturing.
- Masunaga Optical Mfg Co., Ltd.
- 4-15 Imaichi-cho Fukui-shi, Fukui
- URL http://www.masunaga-opt.co.jp/