Kawashima Selkon Textiles

Founded in Kyoto in 1843, this textile manufacturer has a 179-year history. It is highly regarded for its one-of-a-kind quality, having supplied textiles to the Meiji Palace in the past and, in recent years, to the Kyoto State Guest House and numerous luxury hotels. In addition to traditional hand-weaving techniques by skilled craftsmen, the company is actively introducing machine weaving that makes full use of modern technology, and is committed to cultural inheritance and technological innovation that will lead to the future. The company's headquarters in Kyoto houses a textile manufacturing plant that handles integrated production from planning and design to dyeing and weaving, the Kawashima Textile Cultural Museum that houses works of high historical value, and the Kawashima Textile School, where weaving techniques are handed down to the next generation. The company is committed to the inheritance, development, and dissemination of textile culture.
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About the military symbol
Gunbai is a fan-shaped tool that was once used by warlords to direct their troops in battle.
Kawashima Jimbei Kawashima II, the founder of Kawashima Selkon, was so impressed by a military fan associated with Prince Shotoku, the founder of textiles, that he saw it at Hirotaka Temple in Kyoto and adopted its design for his trademark.
Even today, it is woven into kimono belts and used as a symbol of the textile technology, unique design expression, and high quality backed by history.
In this project, the military logo is used with the aspiration to evolve and develop the brand's history and technology and to connect it to the future of textiles.