MINAMOTO

Minamoto means „origin“ in Japanese and that‘s where the brand goes back to. To its roots. To the origin. To the essence.

The company’s head office and factory are located in Sabae, a city in the Japanese prefecture Fukui. This city is the birthplace of the Japanese eyewear industry and this region is also known for its rich history of highly skilled crafts, such as lacquerware and the manufacture of washi paper and forged knives.

Japanese craftsmanship, tradition and history played a major role in the creation of Minamoto. The private collection of historical spectacles of our founder were used as an influence, as was the passion of the employees for Japanese spectacle history. Spectacles like spectacles should be. Without too much fuss.

Therefore a big inspiration for Minamoto is the Japa- nese Zen philosophy, which stands for minimalism and focus on the essentials. The Minamoto brand frees itself from the superfluous, to return to the es- sence of eyewear: authenticity, comfort, high quality, finesse, unsurpassed attention to detail and beauty are the true values.

Minamoto wants to convey the typical Japanese idea of ai-chaku (愛着): the love and affection for things that you use for a long time and carry with you all your life. Products that retain their value and even become more beautiful with time.

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MINAMOTO

Minamoto means „origin“ in Japanese and that‘s where the brand goes back to. To its roots. To the origin. To the essence.

The company’s head office and factory are located in Sabae, a city in the Japanese prefecture Fukui. This city is the birthplace of the Japanese eyewear industry and this region is also known for its rich history of highly skilled crafts, such as lacquerware and the manufacture of washi paper and forged knives.

Japanese craftsmanship, tradition and history played a major role in the creation of Minamoto. The private collection of historical spectacles of our founder were used as an influence, as was the passion of the employees for Japanese spectacle history. Spectacles like spectacles should be. Without too much fuss.

Therefore a big inspiration for Minamoto is the Japa- nese Zen philosophy, which stands for minimalism and focus on the essentials. The Minamoto brand frees itself from the superfluous, to return to the es- sence of eyewear: authenticity, comfort, high quality, finesse, unsurpassed attention to detail and beauty are the true values.

Minamoto wants to convey the typical Japanese idea of ai-chaku (愛着): the love and affection for things that you use for a long time and carry with you all your life. Products that retain their value and even become more beautiful with time.

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