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TURNING
Can Recommend If Not Celluloid One…
Date:28, Sep, 2015
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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In 1996, a brand of specs “Turning” was established by Taniguchi Optical that had manufactured eyeglasses in OEM. One day, they knew it was to put their fate into others’ hands. Feeling danger made them build their own brand. “Turning” means it was made at their turning point.

Taniguchi Optical has wholeheartedly manufactured eyeglasses and then, theirs are warranted in quality as their ones for men have got the Grand Prix for three years in a row from 2013 at IOFT; the largest exhibition of eyeglasses in Japan.



I am difficult to recommend, however. One reason of their fame is that they produce celluloid specs. Needless to say, Taniguchi Optical manufactures ones of other materials. Today we can hardly find celluloid eyeglasses though used to be often seen, which made us pay attention to “Turning.” Celluloid is used on making picks for guitars, by the way.

For sure, Celluloid is tougher and stiffer than acetate which is often used for the frames today. It can touch so smoothly if skilled artisans use and make eyeglasses, moreover.

On the other hand, this material is weak to heat, like supposed to begin to melt at 90℃ and ignite at 160℃. We will seldom get close to such a high temperature. But you must be difficult denying perfectly. I had my glasses melt in a sauna room as mentioned before. So it can be a lie if I recommend specs of such a material.



TURNING TSUBAKI TS-708
Size: 51□17-137

Color: Rose Pink (Front) / Pink Marble (Temple)
NB: 7 Types in Color Price: 25,200 JPN (tax in)

I can recommend the brand “Turning” itself, because it is exquisite in quality for Japanese. Celluloid is not on my recommendation, however.


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