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Textile town Hamamatsu, Japan
繊維のまち浜松 / せんいのまちはままつ


Where fabric sellers who value old fashioned textures are plentiful


Japan, Hamamatsu, located in the Enshu region, has long daylight hours and the most abundant clear weather in Japan. Furthermore, it has a warm climate and has held nationwide fame for cotton production since the mid-Edo period. In 1898 Sakichi Toyoda (who later founded Toyota Motors) invented a narrow-width power loom. Thereafter, Michio Suzuki (who later founded Suzuki Motors) invented the Suzuki Loom. Weaving cotton into fabric became a large industry in Enshu, with Hamamatsu at its core. Although production has recently declined due to pressure from cheap raw goods from overseas, it is still the top place in the country for fabrics like velveteen and corduroy, as well as domestic yukata.By taking advantage of the traditional textures made with techniques that have been cultivated for a long time, Hamamatsu's unique textiles are again being revived, and activities with the purpose of continuing these traditions, such as product development and event participation, are going strong.
It is because Hamamatsu is such a place, that it is dotted with great numbers of genial fabric sellers with many lovely products. There are also stores selling handmade crafts and the like, so please come give the nearby shops a look.


Orisho Jr.
seni_orisho1.jpgOrisho Jr. does general sales of local Hamamatsu cotton fabric. They have produced products for and sold to major apparel companies, so they have a wide variety of fabric types, as well as buttons and other accessories.
They also hold a two hour, ¥1,000 sewing class. Class capacity is only five people, so please make reservations at least two days in advance. (*For people who have purchased fabric at Orisho Jr.)

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seni_orisho3.jpgOrisho Jr.
[ADDRESS] 125-1 Koudachi-cho, Higashi-ku, Hamamatsu-shi
[PHONE] 053-463-5592 (Japanese only)
[WEBSITE] http://e-kiji.ocnk.net/ (Japanese)
★Sewing class (bringing patterns is allowed)
Every 2nd Tue, Thu, 3rd Tue, Fri,
and 4th Mon, Sat of every month.
10am - 12pm / 1:30pm - 3:30pm

gestureok.jpgThe staff mainly speaks Japanese,
but as the staff will also try their best with even gestures,
please feel at ease when you come to the store.



Nukumori Koubou
seni_nukumori1_n.jpgNukumori-Kobo is a manufacturer of Enshu-Mentsumugi, or woven cotton, and normally offers over a hundred different patterns. They also have knickknacks that are locally picked in Hamamatsu, Japanese crafts, and items that enrich people's lives through traditions as well as fabrics.

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seni_nukumori3_n.jpgNukumori Koubou Details for
[ADDRESS] 3-12-25, Somechidai, Hamakita-ku, Hamamatsu-shi
[PHONE] 053-545-6391 (Japanese Only)
[CLOSE] Year-end and New Year holidays
[WEBSITE] http://www.nukumorikoubou.com (Japanese)

gestureok.jpgThe staff mainly speaks Japanese,
but as the staff will also try their best with even gestures,
please feel at ease when you come to the store.




Fabric store FUJIMOTO
seni_fujimoto1.jpgThe charm of the fabric store FUJIMOTO lies in their reasonable prices and the wide variety of available products. Proof of their good reputation is the fact that just by word-of- mouth they have already earned many repeat customers. Also, in their annex in front of the main shop, they have a varied assortment of hemp fabrics, which are rare to find in other stores. Next to the store there is a workshop space where, besides sewing class, many other activities such as workshops and sales of craft masking tape, glass beads, patchwork and cartonnage are held.

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seni_fujimoto3.jpgFabric store FUJIMOTO
[ADDRESS] 2327-2 Mikatahara-cho, Kita-ku, Hamamatsu-shi
[PHONE] 053-436-1639 (Japanese Only)
[OPEN] weekday 9am - 6pm / sat 9am - 5pm
[CLOSE] sun, holiday
★sewing class and other class
Details regarding dates and contents of the workshop are announced in flyers in the shop only.

gestureok.jpgThe staff mainly speaks Japanese,
but as the staff will also try their best with even gestures,
please feel at ease when you come to the store.



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After doing your shopping at the fabric store FUJIMOTO, why not have a look at this other shop, which is located within the same area?


Chimi Hausu
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This store focuses mainly on the sales of small handmade goods. They also have set up rental boxes that anybody can use to sell their own articles. (Those interested please come with a translator.) The lined-up handmade goods may give you some inspiration for your own creativity.
※Rental box: This service offers showcases and shelves for rent to the general public to display and sell their products.
[ADDRESS] South side of the Fabric Store FUJIMOTO premises.
[OPEN] weekday 9:30am - 4pm / sat 9:30am - 2pm
[CLOSE] sun, holiday

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This is a store dealing with handicrafts materials. It also sells small handmade goods and deals with consignment sales. Their products, such as small leather goods or antique-looking earrings, are very attractive. Here you will surely find the handicrafts materials that you were looking for!
[ADDRESS] South side of the Fabric Store FUJIMOTO premises.
[OPEN] sat 10am - 4pm / wed, thu, fri, 1pm - 4pm (※irregular)
[WEBSITE] http://appletree.hamazo.tv/ (Japanese)

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Cotton Friend
seni_cotton1.jpgCotton Friend is a retail store of Nihon Keisen, a company that produces fabric. Their selection of printed fabrics is larger than at any other store, and their adorable masks, made in this kind of cloth, are very popular. In addition to this, many customers come to this shop in search for fragments of clothes leftover from the production process at Nihon Keisen. The reason for their popularity is that regardless of the length, all fragments are 150 yen. They also have many wraps in Japanese traditional patterns. Make your lucky find at Cotton Friend.

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seni_cotton3.jpgCotton Friend
[ADDRESS] 26-10 Funakoshi-cho, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu-shi
[PHONE] 053-460-8051 (Japanese)
[OPEN] 10am - 5pm
[CLOSE] Year-end and New Year holidays
[WEBSITE] http://cottonfriend.sakura.ne.jp/ (Japanese)
★Fragments of Clothes day
It is held every month on 1st.
A product of 150 yen is sold for 120 yen!

gestureok.jpgThe staff mainly speaks Japanese,
but as the staff will also try their best with even gestures,
please feel at ease when you come to the store.