Makita jacquard weave
Traditional shape

A strap combining different materials called umbrella fabric and Tochigi leather of vegetable tannin.

The dragonfly pattern is also adopted by Makita Shoten's original umbrella. In Yamanashi we often see motifs of dragonfly, but in reality dragonflies fly only towards the front so they are called "winning bugs", so Sengoku Commander, including Takeda Shingen, used inside armor There was history. A dragonfly motif symbolizing Yamanashi with a Makita shop is an icon representing the story of MUSUBU PROJECT this time.

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Water repellent processing technology

Generally it is said that it is difficult to process fabrics with irregularities on the surface of fabric like jacquard weave. "Nitta adjustment" is to perform water repellent treatment on cloth woven at Makita shop. It is also a partner who started a joint business when Makita Shoten starts production of umbrella fabric 50 years ago. Two kinds of processing are applied to wash the dough, water repellent (to repel water), waterproof (to prevent flooding into the dough). A lot of water is also used here, and washing away fabric impurities by washing with Fuji's natural water.

Adoption of dragonfly pattern

Since dragonfly keeps flying forward and does not retreat, it has been used as an armor of Sengoku warlords, etc. as an lucky called "winning worm" from the past. A lot of motifs of dragonfly are left in Yamanashi from where weapons generals such as Takeda Shingen used to love. I adopted the dragonfly pattern which is also used in the umbrella of Makita shop even with Knot's strap.

  • Handcraft

  • The largest feature of Makita Shoten is the use of a loom made in France where large fabrics can be woven. The jacquard weave is represented by a combination of warp and weft threads. Set 12,000 warp threads as thin as the hair on the machine. The set of threads are all hand crafting by craftsmen, and the adjustment here is important in weaving the fabric.



For more than 150 years, Makita Shoten has been producing fabrics used for the umbrellas of the Imperial Household.

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