Takaoka Futon Co., Ltd.
242 Kintoyokocho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan
1st September 1961
10 million yen
Kangu (zabuton cushion, futon, and pillow) Planning, Manufacturing, Wholesale, and Retail
300 million yen
Tokutaro Takaoka established Takaoka Shoten as a futon maker and started supplying the Kyoto Daimaru (now Daimaru Kyoto).
Shuichiro Takaoka officially registered Takaoka Co., Ltd. and became CEO.
The main customer was Daimaru Co., Ltd.'s, related department stores, and other affiliated department stores. The business developed into a bedding manufacturer and a wholesaler.
In the 21st century, Takaokaya was created. Takaokaya offers comfortable sitting and relaxation products handmade by craftsmen with traditional skills. Its key item was the zabuton cushion.
Koichiro Takaoka became CEO.
Takaokaya held the first exhibition at an organized trade fair in Tokyo Big Sight called the Interior Lifestyle. This expands Takaokaya's sales channels into areas outside of department stores.
Takaokaya participated in the imm's International Furniture and Interior Fair held in Cologne, Germany. This is where Takaokaya's overseas expansion begins.
The company celebrated its 100th anniversary. Takaokaya will continue down the path of creating handcrafted kangu products that contribute to a comfortable and luxurious living.
Kyoto, as the old capital of Japan, is a place bursting with culture and traditions. Some of Japan's most talented craftsmen have resided in this city, enriching its artistry since the ancient times. For a chance to see them in action, visit Takaokaya's workshop and showroom located at central Kyoto. Come and visit our workshop to see how handmade cushions and futons are made, next see our showroom on the 3rd floor and try out a variety of Takaokaya's products. You can order a customized product on the spot, and if we have what you are looking for in stock, you can take it home with you immediately. Whether you are a tourist visiting Kyoto for the first time or you're one of the locals, there will be something interesting to see at Takaokaya!
Tel / Fax
+81 (0)75-341-2251 / +81 (0)75-341-2255
242 Kintoyokocho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, 600-8331, Japan
09:30 - 17:30
(closed on Sunday, public holiday, and some Saturdays).