small talk - Vol.05
What is the charm of a sewing factory that dwells in the details?
I think many people have had the experience of being moved by products that make them feel the skills of craftsmen. However, when trying to understand the appeal of factories, a different perspective is required. This time, I would like to tell you about the charm of Kadoya's sewing factory along with photos.
Its charm is not widely known, and craftsmen do not pay attention to it.
It goes without saying that the attractiveness of a product is supported by technology, and what craftsmen are looking for every day is the result that appears in the product. In contrast, the factory itself does not need to be attractive. What is required is a substantial part such as workability.
So where does the charm of the factory lie? The charm of the factory I've found so far is mostly in the details that you might miss, or in the things that everyone takes for granted. If you want to understand the work of a craftsman who pays attention to detail, it may be normal to pay attention to details.
It may be worth seeing tools that have been used so much that you can't imagine them in general use. A black-patterned utensil that is casually placed is almost flesh-colored when new, turns amber with use, and eventually turns black.
I'm done with the knife. I learned that there is another interpretation of the meaning of the word by looking at the leather knife in the image. According to the craftsman, the leather knife, which has become too short, is used for cutting things other than leather.
It may be a little different from the image of a craftsman who is strong in machines, but the daily maintenance and adjustment of the machines used are done by craftsmen. I think that it is unique to Kadoya that the appearance overlaps with the maintenance and adjustment of the motorcycle.
From the point of view of someone like me, who has never worked as a craftsman before, it seems that the minute ingenuity is carried out as if it were a matter of course. The image of a taciturn craftsman who "doesn't have the opportunity to put things into words" may be from such a place.
Multiple torsos that exude a faint sense of humanity give the space of the factory a vulgar atmosphere. Unlike the torsos in the store, they are rarely lined up in an orderly manner, and the fact that they are summoned when needed gives a tragicomedic sense of humanity.
If you were expecting a huge machine in the factory, we may have disappointed your expectations.