Greetings from the President
Preserving the high technical ability cultivated by tradition while continuing to evolve
I was born in the Yoshida family as the eldest son of the Hamachirimen factory, and I have been standing at the forefront of manufacturing and sales of Hamachirimen for 40 years.
I believe that we must continue to preserve the high technical ability that has been cultivated through a long tradition.
However, these are the times when it is difficult to continue in the same manner, and I think, while we continue to evolve constantly, it is essential to protect our traditions.
It is possible to maintain high quality by integrating all the production operations, starting from procurement of raw materials to product inspection that includes 38 processes.
I feel that it is my mission to allow Hamachirimen to evolve while producing new products by matching the traditional technology with the demands.
President Kazuo Yoshida
Yoshimasa Orimono Co., Ltd.
629 Kumodecho, Nagahama shi, Shiga, Japan 526-0014
Number of employees
Description of business
Manufacture and sales of Hamachirimen and Hamatsumugi (white silk fabric)
Shiga Bank, Kansai Mirai Bank and Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank
History of Yoshimasa Orimono Co., Ltd.
Taijuro Yoshida, the first generation entrepreneur, established a velvet manufacturing business
Shifted to the manufacture of Hamachirimen and Hamatsumugi
Former president Masayoshi Yoshida established the company
Started full-scale manufacturing of "Hamachirimen"
The current president Kazuo Yoshida joined the company
"Kawari Mitsukoshi Chirimen: Saibi" won the Minister of International Trade and Industry Prize at the 25th New Textile Products Launch Event of Shiga Prefecture
Kazuo Yoshida was appointed as the president
Developed Sawayaka Chirimen (Hamachirimen for summer)
Assumed a supervisory role at the Hamachirimen Industrial Association
Became a member of the board of directors of the Hamachirimen Industrial Association
Selected as an Independent Small and Medium Textile Manufacturer (Organization for Small and Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, Japan)
Established Sojinsha Co., Ltd. (Joint venture with Yabuuchi Co., Ltd.)
Selected for Regional Industrial Resource Utilization Support Project (Kinki Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry)
Sojinsha Co., Ltd. was restructured into a stock company
Established Silk Life Japan Co., Ltd. (Joint venture with Nankyu Chirimen)
Assumed the role of Vice Chairman of Hamachirimen Industrial Association
Assumed the role of Chairman of Hamachirimen Industrial Association, till date
January 2017 ~
Started presentation on wide-width fabric for Italy
February to August 2017
Received an order for 1,000 m from a French brand
(order was for the maximum 92 cm wide Sawayaka georgette based on the equipment at that time)
Started initiatives with JETRO Shiga
Participated for the first time in the exhibition and business talks organized by JETRO to promote textile exports to Europe and America
2018 to July 2019
Capital investment: Introduced a 125 cm class loom for apparel and started trial production of 125 cm class fabric
Visited seven buyer companies in Milan
Our company was selected for hands-on support by the Consortium for New Export Nation program of JETRO
Conducted business negotiations with prominent European and American luxury fashion brands
Visited 15 buyer companies in Paris and Milan
During Paris Fashion Week, new products launched in which Sairyu Chirimen was used for prominent European brands