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Specs of Bamboos
Tender Specs Produced by Sabae Crafts
Date:31, Aug, 2015
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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Sabae city, Fukui is very famous as a town of specs. It is said they produce over 90 % of Japanese eyeglasses there and one man in six engages in the production in the city.

Sabae Crafts (Sabae Kogei in Japanese) is one of the companies that produce something about specs in Sabae. Established in 1963, the company has made plastic frames. They set the specs of bamboos on sale in 2001.

G-208H
Material: Sesame bamboo
Weight: 24 g
Price: 172,800 JPN (tax in)

Above all, we human are a part of nature. So bamboos and mankind are originally well-suited. Moreover, surprising is the technique to get bamboos up as eyeglasses’ frames.

Talking about bamboos, you might think of bamboo shoots or rulers used in Japanese elementary schools. It will be easy to imagine you try to bend and break at once. They are said to have started developing in 1995. It means they needed six years to commercialize the specs of bamboos. You can have them for show. But their six years are not for nothing, you know.

What is difference between usual ones and them? First, it is solid and heat resistant. However, you wear and feel soft, because the outside is firm and the inside tender. Moreover, lighter than plastic frames. .You can enjoy the aging by sweat and oil. Endless is talking about the special features.

S-522H
Material: Giant bamboo
Weight: 19 g
Price: 118,800 JPN (tax in)

Although it is expensive a little, it will be your good partner if you want specs to get close to you tenderly.


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