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Young craftsmen inherit the techniques, and thus continue to create our future.HISTORY OF YOKOTA TOWEL

Young craftsmen inherit the techniques,
and thus continue to create our future.

Suitable for the expression of delicate designs; the Jacquard Loom.
In order for us to understand that our cherished looms are constantly working to their fullest,
it is important for us to experience the movement, the sound, the vibration, and the smell.
Our craftsmen, tending to them each day, understand the condition of the looms.
As manufacturers our craftsmen have, and continue to, support the history of Yokota Towels.
Young craftsmen inherit the techniques, and thus continue to create our future.
  • History of Yokota TowelHistory of Yokota Towel

    1951
    Yonekichi Yokota personally founded the towel manufacturing at mikuriya st. of Imabari city.
    1965
    The corporation of the Yokota Towel Co., Ltd. in capital ¥ 3,000,000
    1990
    The first phase of construction of the second plant completed. (Wind power system precipitator air conditioning system made by Japan Luwa. Hiraiwa Ironworks Company's 5 of repire loops.)
    1992
    3 of Japan made rapier looms produced by Tsudakoma-sha(Col, Ld.)were joined.
     
    1993
    A capital is increased in 10,000,000 yen.
    1994
    1 of Auto Tension Creel type warper made by Okui ironworks (made in Japan) was introduced.
    1995
    CAD J SUPER made by Ryoumo systems was introduced.
    1997
    High speed rapier looms made by SULZER swizerland was introduced.(Electric jaquard : SRAUBLI)
    1997
    Second factory has been extension. The second phase of construction completed.(Wind power system precipitator air conditioning system made by Japan Luwa.)
    1999
    Yutaka Yokota was representative director appointed
    2003
    1 airjet warper made by Tsudakoma-sha (Japan) was introduced.(electric jacquard : STAUBLI)
    2009
    High speed rapier looms made by SULZER swizerland was introduced.(Electric jaquard : SRAUBLI)
    2012
    2 of high speed rapier looms made by VAMATEX Italy were introduced.(Electric jaquard : STAUBLI)
    2013
    1 of Auto Tension Creel type warper made by Okui ironworks (made in Japan) was introduced.
    2013
    1 airjet warper made by Tsudakoma-sha (Japan) was introduced.(electric jacquard : STAUBLI)
    2014
    Participated to the Top Industry Group
    Yasuhiro Matsuoka was chairman appointed. Jun Kawashima was representative director appointed.
    2014
    1 of high speed rapier looms made by VAMATEX Italy were introduced.(Electric jaquard : STAUBLI)
     
    2015
    1 of high speed rapier looms made by VAMATEX Italy were introduced.(Electric jaquard : STAUBLI)
  • History of ImabariHistory of Imabari

    1951
    Boom of the towel industry continued, towel manufacturer surge
    Imabari towel production value is increased by the computer introduction such as air jet loom from this time
    1991
    texport Imabari was opened / Annual production about 50,000t
    After the collapse of the bubble economy, towel industry due to cheap imports to surge received a devastating blow
    2006
    Imabari towel project was started. Brand mark, Quality certification standards have been developed and introduced
    2009
    Annual production of towels fell to 9000t.
    2013
    Annual production has recovered to 11,000 tons
  • Domestic popular incidentsDomestic popular incidents

    1945
    End of WWII
    1964
    Tokyo Olympics was held
    1970
    World Exposition was held
    1988
    Seto Ohashi Bridge opened
    1989
    Consumers' tax 3%
    1991
    Economic bubble burst
    1993
    Masako "marriage ceremony"
    1995
    Kobe earthquake
    1997
    Consumers' tax 5%
    1998
    "Akashi Kaikyo" Bridgewas opened
    1999
    "Setouchi Shimanami kaido" was opend
    2011
    Great East Japan Earthquake
    2012
    Tokyo sky tree opened