TAKEMOTO

TAKEMOTO handmade eyewear

2438 Sales

TAKEMOTO

TAKEMOTO handmade eyewear

2438 Sales On Etsy since 2010

4.5 out of 5 stars
(535)

Announcement   Hi,My name is TAKEMOTO(pen name) was born into a common farmers' family in 1977. He has developed passion for Chinese painting, literature, and handcraft since his early childhood, while his experience of exercising all kinds of farm work has equipped him with endurance and stamina. Also, I had been an excellent student. In 1995, I got involved with glasses industry by creating posters for a glasses company. Later, then started making marketing strategies for this company. Meanwhile, I studied professional knowledge and grew from merely a repairer to a salesperson, an optic lens processing technician, to an optician (qualification obtained in 2003), and then a manager. In 2002, I started his own glasses retailer business, which later developed into a trading company. The electronic business of the company began in 2004 and the sales has been good. In 2008, I registered my company in Hong Kong and started international retailer business. In the summer of 2009, I designed and made his first pair of glasses with wooden frame, finally turning his passion into original work. I have been one of the best leader and innovator ever since. In 2010, My Etsy shop became the first one selling glasses with wooden or bamboo frames; it turns out that his Etsy shop is not only the earliest, but also the best, as all glasses are 100% hand made myself with original design. Unlike some shops selling manufactured product while boasting their originality, I and my work enjoy good reputation. More significantly, for three times, I participated in the top exhibition for glasses held in Paris and Milan bearing his own expenses, and thus became the first Chinese glasses designer and maker known by the international community. He has proven to the world that Chinese designer and craftsmen can also rank among the best in the industry. For better devotion into handcraft, and due to some complicated reasons, in 2010, I had to dismiss the trading team in China, and has stopped domestic business. Therefore, now, all the products you see are from one author: me. Being alone but tough, I am known by few in his own country, yet greatly supported by customers from across the Europe and America, and even some world-famous celebrities. If my glasses finally becomes the best handmade glasses brand, I'd sincerely thank every customer from the Western world.

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Last updated on May 30, 2016

Hi,My name is TAKEMOTO(pen name) was born into a common farmers' family in 1977. He has developed passion for Chinese painting, literature, and handcraft since his early childhood, while his experience of exercising all kinds of farm work has equipped him with endurance and stamina. Also, I had been an excellent student. In 1995, I got involved with glasses industry by creating posters for a glasses company. Later, then started making marketing strategies for this company. Meanwhile, I studied professional knowledge and grew from merely a repairer to a salesperson, an optic lens processing technician, to an optician (qualification obtained in 2003), and then a manager. In 2002, I started his own glasses retailer business, which later developed into a trading company. The electronic business of the company began in 2004 and the sales has been good. In 2008, I registered my company in Hong Kong and started international retailer business. In the summer of 2009, I designed and made his first pair of glasses with wooden frame, finally turning his passion into original work. I have been one of the best leader and innovator ever since. In 2010, My Etsy shop became the first one selling glasses with wooden or bamboo frames; it turns out that his Etsy shop is not only the earliest, but also the best, as all glasses are 100% hand made myself with original design. Unlike some shops selling manufactured product while boasting their originality, I and my work enjoy good reputation. More significantly, for three times, I participated in the top exhibition for glasses held in Paris and Milan bearing his own expenses, and thus became the first Chinese glasses designer and maker known by the international community. He has proven to the world that Chinese designer and craftsmen can also rank among the best in the industry. For better devotion into handcraft, and due to some complicated reasons, in 2010, I had to dismiss the trading team in China, and has stopped domestic business. Therefore, now, all the products you see are from one author: me. Being alone but tough, I am known by few in his own country, yet greatly supported by customers from across the Europe and America, and even some world-famous celebrities. If my glasses finally becomes the best handmade glasses brand, I'd sincerely thank every customer from the Western world.

TAKEMOTO HUANG

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TAKEMOTO HUANG

Reviews

Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars
(535)
jazedel

jazedel on May 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Got the glasses in about two weeks and I'm located on the west coast of Canada, so that's pretty darn fast! I love these glasses! I went with the ebony as I wanted a classic colour that wasn't too obviously wood. They look and feel great. My prescription is perfect and the polarized makes everything in nature look that much better. The polarized lenses do take a little bit to get used to.

Eryn Dunn

Eryn Dunn on May 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I get lots of compliments on my glasses and I absolutely love them! They fit well, the prescription is correct, and they've been surprisingly durable (I'm quite the clutz and they've survived a lot) I would absolutely buy again! Takemoto is very nice and happy to help, great buying experience and great product!

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About

it is not story,it is history!

“竹本”,it is a pen name, which came from a love story long time ago.“竹本”,this two words is taken aparted by the chinese character “笨“ which means stupid and foolish.While in china there is an adage “大智若愚”(da zhi ruo yu),it means a man of great wisdom but appears slow-witted.Because of the special origin,the meaning containing,also coincided with the ideal of Mr Zhuben,it was used all the time even now our own brand of handmade eyewear “竹本镜郎”was born.(translate to TAKEMOTO in English.) Mr TAKEMOTO was born in an ordinary peasant family arround the Xiang lake,zhejiang china in 1977 and experience all the hard work which a country boy should undergo.In his childhood, he was ever worked as a carpenter ,also some work relate to paint. Luckly,it is this period that developed the ability of handmade.From his 12 years old,he began to learn traditional chinese painting and handwriting which was both the quintessence of Chinese culture.Meanwhile,he is also study the writing following a teacher,especially prefer poem and essay ,even have compiled a collection of poems. 1998 study phase, accidental opportunity, begin to contact lenses industries, thus entered the field of concomitant whole life. In the first study, glasses company apprentice, maintenance and assembly welding technology and processing, online sales, still be in after the national senior optometrist and intermediate glasses. In 2001, glasses, and friends from opening design studio, in the area of design of business, for cooperation and penniless, engaged in some glasses back home industry planning, design, professional training, etc. In 2002, Mr TAKEMOTO Started his business in the retail area, starting from a very small shop, medium scale bumpy do. Since 2004, began in contact e-commerce network management, namely then glasses, begin to contact and infatuated with glasses brand culture. After 20 years of traditional culture, art and design, and the accumulation of 13 year experience, combination of glasses glasses of brand culture, finally in 2009, the day was named the "TAKEMOTO" brand, mainly using manual glasses of traditional Chinese culture, fashion design, it is a natural environmental protection material using bamboo, log, Ox horn etc handmade glasses. However, any business is not so easy to succeed, first path, unusually hard and rough, and fatigue. Mr. This often stay up all night bamboo design and manufacture, continuously. Sometimes take lead disciple work till itbemorrow. After a few months, when the long studio heaped unqualified and samples and defective, finally some more satisfied with the birth of the works, "LOVE WOOD “ is the first works, always welcome and praise. After a "walkerr" and "MEMPRY" two series. In the spring of 2010, Mr Takemoto sold his house, assemble enough money to attend the Mido exhibition in Italy, the first time standing on the international stage. Although it is hurry and rash, he didn’t regret about that. In the exhibition, he was lucky to get acquainted with many ainted wifriends and gained the confirmation by them. Although it is not bring him the profit, but he told the world that a young man who work hard in this area for nearly 14 years is coming for his ideal. In 2011,Mr Takemoto attended the 2011 Silmo Eyewear Exhibition also in a rough situation for him. This time, he brought many works which he made by himself for nearly 2 months day and night works. Also he attended the design competition in this exhibition. But no surprise for him. He didn’t get a good score, except some regular business as usual. But there are two point which he thought is worthy. First, he got acquainted with the handmade eyewear master in France Mr Daniel and won his appreciation. Mr Takemoto got a piece of wood from him and was asked to custom made a eyeglasses for him as a present next year. It is the biggest harvest for him this time. In additional, Mr Takemoto asked one of his Japanese friend to pass a handmade ebony wood sunglasses to his idol the Japanese treasure Mr taibalang……Now the story is stoped, But Mr Takemoto will continue his way for eyewear for his ideal. The brand “TAKEMOTO” is still growing lonely.

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  • takemoto huang

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I am a designer and Manual artisans.Since the age of 18, he entered the glasses industry. From a shop assistant, become a maintenance division, and then become the glasses division and optometrist\glasses retailers, than become designer

Shop policies

Last updated on January 16, 2014
All customized eyeglasses are designed by Mr. TAKEMOTO. You can choose the size, meterial as you like. Besides, we can carve your name on the leg of eyeglasses.please feel free to contact me: mjxhk [!at] 126.com or takemoto [!at] yeah.net.

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Payment
takemotoeyewear [!at] gmail.com
Shipping
Normally use UPS to USA and Canada、Europe.about 3-5 days,you will receive it.if can not get the phone number ,just use postal express ,about one week or more,you can received it.Dpex to Australia,abut 4 days,the package will arrive.
Refunds and Exchanges
If the glasses not fit you ,or you don't like it,you can return it in 7 days,and need to pay the shipping by yourself,I will pay the first shipping.This is a risk of peer.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am TAKEMOTO Huang,

I have realized that a growing number of people are purchasing bulk produced hand-made glasses and sell them at ETSY. Actually they are not participants in the field of glass. They are not involved in the design, marketing, or research process of glass. Without shedding any sweat or hurting their hand, they are nothing but intermediaries. However, many of them even claim themselves as designers or producers by pirating the pictures from others. I make around 1,000 pairs of glasses every year for this world. I design them, improve the materials, and even invent new materials. Through a long time of research, I managed to correct the mistakes. Gradually I find my works mature enough and are favored by the customers. I would answer all of your questions in person including those concerning optics. That’s why I’m eager to improve my English. I mount the lens and pack the parcels all by myself. Sometimes I even drive to the international shipping agent in order to guarantee that you can receive your glass one day earlier. There are about 50 working procedures for each pair of glass. I manage to finish them all by myself.