About Kinki Amibari

We are a leading knitting needle company that has been in business for over 100 years. In 2016, Kinki Amibari celebrated our 100th anniversary. Traditionally these cities in Japan, Takayama, Ikoma-city – Nara prefecture, are very famous for bamboo Tea Whisks and Tea implements. These cities are where the Japanese bamboo products industry prospers. Kinki Amibari produces not only bamboo knitting needles and accessories but also handicrafts article. We are continuing to promote a global knitting culture.

Message from the president

Knitting makes sense for fashionable

We continue to follow our companies promise to always produce knitting needles of the very best quality. To celebrate our 100th anniversary, we launched a new brand of knitting needle, in 2016, called “Seeknit”, to help you seek and explore your own world of knitting. Through our products and various activities, we bring knitting closer to you. Kinki Amibari continues to contribute to and promote the ongoing culture of knitting.

President: Kyoko Oyama

Message from the president

Knitting makes sense for fashionable

We continue to follow our companies promise to always produce knitting needles of the very best quality. To celebrate our 100th anniversary, we launched a new brand of knitting needle, in 2016, called “Seeknit”, to help you seek and explore your own world of knitting. Through our products and various activities, we bring knitting closer to you. Kinki Amibari continues to contribute to and promote the ongoing culture of knitting.

Corporate philosophy

Contribute to the world’s knitting culture while helping enrich people’s minds

Promoting knitting while using green products which are very friendly to our global environment

  • Contribute to a prosperous society through our products and various activities by making use of renewable Japanese bamboo and woods. Kinki Amibari will continue to promote the ongoing culture of knitting in the world.
  • Operate with suitable products which will not burden the earth environment.。
  • We utilize renewable and recyclable resources which is friendly to our environment.
  • We design attractive products with particular care taken during their production.
  • Traditional engineering and accumulated expertise and trademark skills are passed down from craftsman to craftsman. We continue to investigate and implement suitable new technology, while still ensuring that we are supplying a high quality product.
  • We care for our customer relationships and will work with you to improve our mutual business success.

History

1916 Mr. Unokichi Oyama started to produce “Shinshibari” made of Bamboo
1919 Mr.Unokichi Oyama started to produce bamboo knitting needles
1954/05 Establishment of Kinki Amibari Industry Co. Ltd. in Higashiku Osaka
1954/12 Built new Factory and Sales office at Kitayamatomura, Takayama, Ikoma-gun, Nara
1964/05 Company name was changed to Kinki Amibari Mfg. Co. Ltd.
1970/06 Mr. Tatsuzo Oyama is inaugurated as president
1980/03 2nd floor of building is completed to expand the office area
1983/05 Head office moved to 4368 Takayama, Ikoma-city (current address)
1987/02 Start OEM(ODM) business
2002/05 3rd floor of building is completed for production factory
2003/04 Opened our own show room
2003/04 Mrs. Kyoko Oyama is inaugurated as president
2006/03 Mr. Takashi Oyama is inaugurated as managing director
2009/11 Started NET SHOP operation in Japanese domestic market
2010/04 Started own brand knitting needles for overseas sales
2012/09 Started special sales events at department stores
2014/12 Installed Solar Power Generation for our operation(80% power consumption is covered by solar)
2014/12 First visit from Bunka Fashion College (occurs every year now)
2015/10 Started Yarn import from Germany
2015/10 Started direct sales at our showroom and knitting workshop held on a regular basis
2015/11 Developed a new Product Brand “Seeknit” to commemorate 100 years since establishment
2016/10 Company logo design is changed to commemorate 100 years since establishment
2016/12 Changed all building lamps to LED
2018/01 Awarded Silver Prize Health Challenge from Association of national health insurance Nara Branch
2018/01 Awarded for leading overseas operation company from Nara Prefecture industry and employment promotion section Industrial Policy Division (5 Companies)
2018/02 Tokyo Gift Show, first exhibition
2018/03 2018 Handicraft and Hobby supplies in Cologne Germany, first exhibition
2018/04 Introduced in the Book “Develop strong company in local”
2018/08 Introduced in the monthly magazine of August “ Narara Yamatoji”
2018/08 Mr. Masashi Komurasaki mayor of Ikoma City visited us
2018/10 Japonismes 2018 in France, first exhibition
2018/11 12 people from Korean Chungnam Economical Agency visited
2018/12 Awarded Silver prize for Health Challenge from Association of national health insurance Nara Branch
2019/02 Tokyo Gift Show exhibition
2019/03 2019 Handicraft and Hobby supplies in Cologne Germany, 2nd exhibition

Company Profile

Company Name Kinki Amibari Co. Ltd.
Foundation 1916 by Mr. Unokichi Oyama
Establishment 1954 May
Capital 10 million yen
President Kyoko Oyama
Business and Products Bamboo knitting needles, Knitting, Handicrafted articles production and sales
Customer Japan,Overseas ( North America, Europe, Australia, China, Asia)
Address 4368 Takayama-cho, Ikoma-city, Nara, Japan Post no: 630-0101
TEL +81-(0)743-78-1108
FAX +81-(0)743-79-0882
HP http://www.seeknit.jp
http://www.amibari.jp
E-mail office-en@amibari.jp

Company Profile

Company Name Kinki Amibari Co. Ltd.
Foundation 1916 by Mr. Unokichi Oyama
Establishment 1954 May
Capital 10 million yen
President Kyoko Oyama
Business and Products Bamboo knitting needles, Knitting, Handicrafted articles production and sales
Customer Japan,Overseas ( North America, Europe, Australia, China, Asia)
Address 4368 Takayama-cho, Ikoma-city, Nara, Japan Post no: 630-0101
TEL +81-(0)743-78-1108
FAX +81-(0)743-79-0882
HP http://www.seeknit.jp
http://www.amibari.jp
E-mail office-en@amibari.jp