The very first SAORI loom was built by Kenzo Jo in 1969, for his mother, Misao Jo. She had just founded and started to teach Saori Weaving, a contemporary hand weaving program in which everyone can freely enjoy weaving as an art form regardless of age, gender, intellectual or physical aptitude. Since then, Kenzo has made improvements in his design, and invented various accessories to meet different needs of weavers. The unique philosophy of Saori Weaving and Kenzo’s high-quality looms have been well received in Japan and overseas for last 40 years. There are more than 40,000 weavers in Japan alone, and nearly 1,000 institutions are practicing Saori Weaving programs across Japan and other countries in Asia, Middle East, North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Australia and Africa.
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Wide Variety of Accessories to Meet Different Needs