It all started from curiosity.
About 70 years ago.
After WWII, when Japan started to follow foreign trends,
there was a young man interested in fashion who sold hats in department stores.
The young man thought imported hats were too expensive for ordinary people,
so he decided to learn press technology to create cheaper hats by himself.
At the time, hats were made by covering wooden models with fabric,
steaming it, and applying pressure with a sandbag.
While working as a salesman and engineer at "Ohya Nameplate",
the young man was wondering if he could apply this press technology to create something else.