Sabae City in Fukui Prefecture is known throughout the world as the place where most of Japan’s high-grade eyeglasses are produced, so it’s hardly surprising that Kaneko Optical is located in the heart of it. Remarkably, every step of the production process takes place in Kaneko’s single, integrated factory. The CRAFTED FOR LEXUS unisex sunglasses are designed for lightness and comfort.
To this end, high-grade Binchotan – a traditional oak charcoal made in Kishu since the Edo period – is blended with Japanese acetate. It is carved as thin as 3.5mm and polished for over 150 hours to achieve an elegant Wellington frame accurate to 0.05mm. High-quality polarized lenses reduce brightness without compromising vision, making them ideal for driving. Such commitment to craftsmanship and attention to detail reflect Kaneko’s belief in the importance of “continuity and change,” a perspective also shared by LEXUS.
The CRAFTED FOR LEXUS line is available at INTERSECT BY LEXUS.