Handweaver Magnetic Pole Profile

Kumiko Kitamura

Ishizuka Kobo (currently Chichibu Futori Kobo) Studied under Kenichi Ishizuka, an intangible cultural property designated by Chichibu City, who holds a production engineer for "Chichibu Futori".

Founded Handweaver Magnetic Pole

Handweaver Magnetic Pole LLC. Established

Yuhei Kume

2004 Studied sericulture
2011 Engaged in family-owned sericulture, that has been continuing since the early

Our town, Chichibu

Located about 60km northeast of Tokyo, Chichibu is a town rich in nature.
Most of the land is not flat nor well-drained, so it is not fit to grow rice, the staple food in Japan.
In exchange, the environment is very suitable for growing strong mulberry trees,
leading to the expansion of sericulture in the area since olden times.