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Fukuyama City is the only denim producing area in the world. That's because the whole process, from spinning the yarn to finishing the denim, to the final processing, is completed in a small area of the city. Each job is a division of labor, but the distance from the fabric shop to the sewing shop is only 10 minutes. Work is exchanged every day in such a short distance.
Project BoleeGa is supported by four companies over 100 years old, companies approaching 100 years old, and companies aiming for 100 years. With the utmost respect.

Management member

Miki Tachibana / CEO

Indian restaurant Anna Purna

I ate Indian food for the first time when I was a teenager in the suburbs of my hometown Ehime. 30 years after the shock. It has been 25 years since I opened an Indian restaurant in Fukuyama in 1996. In 1992, I visited India for the first time. Since then, India has changed at a dizzying pace, and now there are many Indian people visiting Japan for sightseeing at my shop. This project started with a sightseeing plan for Indian customers that I planned.

The land called Fukuyama is a town of iron, shipbuilding and sewing industry. There is always someone in this profession among the friends of Fukuyama people. This project has also been realized by incorporating regional and industry issues from such a circle of friends. Mr. Shinohara was amused by my Indian stories and encouraged me. When I invited Mr. Mizunari, he participated without answering two questions. Although each industry is different, a wonderful project has been completed by making use of each special skill. Like India, which is multilingual and multi-religious, it fuses like spices and is ever-changing. By being involved in Project Boleega, I personally experienced Make Borderless and Make New value. And this Project Boleega will go further to Make Denim Platform.

Everyone is welcome to come and experience Project Boleega.


Koji Mizunari / Sewing

Milk Create Co., Ltd.

Looking back, I won the Velvet Award when I was a fashion student. It was a dress with a combination design of denim and velvet materials. I remember writing "I will become a sample maker" in my graduation message.
About 60 years ago, when sewing was in its heyday, sewing workers mainly from all over western Japan gathered here in Shinichi-machi, Fukuyama City, and on Sundays, the town of Shinichi was crowded with female workers. Such a local scene is also changing now. Currently, the situation surrounding the industry is not good at all, such as how to stop sewing techniques that have become difficult to inherit due to the aging of engineers and mechanization.
I made my dream come true and started a sample production company. Now I am in a position to teach, and as a member of the "Committee for Succession of Textile Production Areas", I have launched a denim school and am active in curriculum creation and guidance.
The most important thing in making clothes is the pattern (blueprint). Next, it is a high level of sewing technology to sew together according to the instructions for stretching, shrinking, bulges and dents to create expressions. The pattern maker and the seamstress must be able to imagine the same finished product.
You are the designer of this trip. Please give us your thoughts and shapes. We will make one just for you. Why don't you make the real thing in Fukuyama?


Collaborative member

*In order of founding

Seishoku Co., Ltd. (NUNOUS)

Sakamoto Denim

Fujii Ribbon

Nakamura Kinran Factory Co., Ltd.

Akebono Crafts

Sankyo Co., Ltd.
Megumi Seisakusho

kotobuki printing
M2 (photography)

Mizuho Suyama (graphic design/illustration)

​Mashiro Co., Ltd. (PR/Public Relations)

Aiya Terroir

Rockwell Japan

support member

JTB Fukuyama Branch

Textile production area succession project committee

Hiroshima Prefectural Tourism Federation

    Department of Tourism Management, Teikyo Heisei University (tourist planning and statistics expert)

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