EYEVAN corporation is the key contributor to turn the eyewear into the form of the fashion from the ordinally sight correction tools. Their great passion in emphasizing on producing the highly fashionable eyewear in Sabae town is one of the company cores values since its establishment. It is clear to say they share the same value and the inspiration as the traditional craftsmen.
The making of eyewear in Sabae town was started in 1905. The majority of Sabae households made the living out of the farming and worked outside of the town during the winter. The making of the eyewear became active when the renowned landlord of Sabae, Gozaemon Masunga, made a significant investment to bring out the eyewear craftsmen from Tokyo and Osaka to train the town people. Sabae became the hub for the eyewear production under the apprentice system with the great technological improvements and assembly line production. Sabae is now renowned for its highly respected great quality eyewear worldwide by focusing on its own specialty in the eyewear making which is the value also shared among the traditional Japanese craftsmen in term of their passion.
The making of the eyewear in Sabae consists of the automation and the handmade. EYVAN highly values “the latter”.
Kiwakoto sunglass rims are meticulously handcrafted by the craftsmen.
Each rim is handcrafted with the tradition and the quality skillset.
Pads are carefully assembled by hand.
Rims are individually mud buffed, and then polished to have the smooth by using the delicate buff polishing machine. The completed frames are passed on to the Kyoto craftsman for its further completion.
The décor temples are now hand hinged. The eyewear making process consists of over three hundred steps, and Sabae eyewear manufactures are renowned to have these fabulous skillsets.