Kaneko Optical was founded as an eyeglass wholesaler in 1958.
Since then we have evolved into the planning, design, and sales of our own brands, and are now a recognized trend leader in the Japanese eyewear industry. We actively collaborate with major Japanese collections and apparel manufacturers on their original brands. Since 1998, we have been exhibiting at important international shows such as Mido in Milan and Silmo in Paris, and have established a strong presence overseas.
In 2006, to perpetuate and expand the artisanal manufacturing tradition, we opened our own manufacturing division to bring eyewear production in-house. We now have three factories in Sabae, Japan, an eyeglass manufacturing town with a well-developed specialization of skills in eyeglass fabrication . We were prepared and committed for the long term as we created an integrated manufacturing system to perform almost all eyeglass production steps in-house, and we look forward to further overseas expansion, and to building up a supply chain management system encompassing everything from manufacturing to sales – a pioneering step in the eyewear industry.
- Model: Kaneko Gankyo