Mr.Hiraoka: Production Manager at the Nishijin Maizuru Textile Company

Tamara K. Hareven

in The Silk Weavers of Kyoto

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780520228177
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520935761 | DOI:
Mr.Hiraoka: Production Manager at the Nishijin Maizuru Textile Company

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This chapter addresses the narrative of Mr. Hiraoka Masao. He was in his sixties at the time of the interview. He was the production manager at the Nishijin Maizuru Company when he was first interviewed. He has since retired. His job included various tasks, such as planning for the design of the cloth, studying the organization of production, development new products, and so on. He also supervised the cottage weavers debata. He stated that cottage weaving in the Tango Peninsula is an old system, but the use of middlemen in Tango is new. Before the war, women usually wore kimono, and obi sold well. But after the war, they started to wear clothing other than kimono.

Keywords: Mr. Hiraoka Masao; Nishijin Maizuru Company; cottage weavers; cottage weaving; Tango Peninsula; kimono; obi

Chapter.  1567 words. 

Subjects: Occupations, Professions, and Work

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