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The Silk Weavers of KyotoFamily and Work in a Changing Traditional Industry$
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Tamara Hareven

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780520228177

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520228177.001.0001

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Mr.Hiraoka: Production Manager at the Nishijin Maizuru Textile Company

Mr.Hiraoka: Production Manager at the Nishijin Maizuru Textile Company

(p.273) Mr.Hiraoka: Production Manager at the Nishijin Maizuru Textile Company
The Silk Weavers of Kyoto

Tamara K. Hareven

University of California Press

This chapter addresses the narrative of Mr. Hiraoka Masao. He was in his sixties at the time of the interview. He was the production manager at the Nishijin Maizuru Company when he was first interviewed. He has since retired. His job included various tasks, such as planning for the design of the cloth, studying the organization of production, development new products, and so on. He also supervised the cottage weavers debata. He stated that cottage weaving in the Tango Peninsula is an old system, but the use of middlemen in Tango is new. Before the war, women usually wore kimono, and obi sold well. But after the war, they started to wear clothing other than kimono.

Keywords:   Mr. Hiraoka Masao, Nishijin Maizuru Company, cottage weavers, cottage weaving, Tango Peninsula, kimono, obi

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