History■Japan’s oldest original optical frame collection, Kame ManNen, was introduced in the late 1940’s by Mr. Kikujiro Kimura, a founder of the manufacturer that was established 1917. He wanted to make optical frames of the highest quality that would endure the test of time. The name of the collection is derived from a Japanese proverb ìturtles live for ten thousands yearsî meaning the collection shall be a timeless one. Kame ManNen has been true to its philosophy in styling and quality.  Philosophy■We believe that optical frames are not just tools for eyesight, but should reflect your true personality. Kame ManNen is not a product of trend but is based on a classical concept. However, we are constantly searching for and discovering new technology and new materials to utilize which helps us maintain a fresh approach.  Appreciation■The fact that the Kame ManNen collection is constantly expanding worldwide is a supreme honor for us. We continue our work to produce Kame ManNen frames that we can forever be proud of.