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Our Story


Brand Story: 

Takaokaya is a family-owned business, establishing itself as crafters of handmade zabuton cushions and futon beddings based in Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan. Starting in 1919, Takaokaya continues to keep its family legacy alive by creating handcrafted relaxation products.

Back in 2019, Takaokaya commemorated its 100th year since its founding. Takaoka Futon Co., Ltd.'s CEO Koichiro Takaoka, the grandson of the Tokutaro Takaoka, who first started the business, created the concept of Kangu (寛具). Kangu (寛具) is translated to relaxation tool, which is the perfect word that reflects Takaokaya products' purpose. With our Kangu products, we hope to spread happiness by providing relaxation to everyone who come across our products.

"People in Japan are re-evaluating their lifestyle and what matters most to them. While mass production as brought benefit, something is missing. That is heart and soul. If we use products made with heart and soul, then our lives will be made much, much richer and more meaningful!"

Koichiro Takaoka,
third generation CEO