Company name





Kenji Inoue

Description of business

Development, manufacturing, and sales of hair cutting scissors and pet grooming scissors.

WEB Site

Business Sites

Head Office

6-12-16 Honkomagome Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo113-0021 JAPAN
TEL: +81-3-3945-4011
FAX: +81-3-3945-4012

Iwate Factory

11-3 Kawaguchi Iwate-city,Iwate-state Iwate028-4211 Japan
TEL: +81-195-65-2225
FAX: +81-195-65-2224

Iwate Factory

Our pride is our factory equipped with our state of the art equipment which is the largest of its kind dedicated to manufacturing hair cutting scissors in Japan. Our objective to increase customer satisfaction with our new product starts with the review of the design, calculation process, setting standard requirements for our manufacturing line through to our quality control process, all with the goal to provide the best suited, best product for the customer.

Manufacturing Process

The YouTube channel "industories!" made a video of the manufacturing process at our Iwate factory.
Please take a look at the process of making hairdressing scissors (Some processes are omitted due to confidentiality).

Sales Territory (as of 2017)

JOEWELL SCISSORS are available by exclusive sales agents in following countries.


  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Korea
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam


  • Australia
  • New Zealand

North America

  • Canada
  • U.S.A.

South America

  • Argentina
  • Mexico


  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Kazakhstan
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Malta
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • U.K.
  • Ukraine

Middle East

  • Israel
  • Turkey

Achieving the SDGs

Iwate-machi, where the Joewell factory is located, was selected by the Japanese government as the "2020 SDGs Future City". Our company is working on achievement of the SDGs through the following efforts.

  • We have discontinued the plastic package and switched to the paper package.
    In order to make effective use of resources, we also provide after-sales service (sharpening) to our customers so that they can use our products as long as possible.
  • Through collaboration products with a local product "urushi (lacquer)", we will contribute to the revival of the local urushi industry. Urushi is an excellent material since it is renewable, safe, and secure. Urushi does not pollute the environment. Urushi is also attracting attention from the perspective of SDGs as a material that solves the problem of sustainability.
  • We will pass on the tradition, culture and skills of scissors making to future generations. We actively accept factory tours as desired and convey the appeal of craftsmanship.
  • We will provide a comfortable workplace for everyone. Men can also take and have taken childcare leave. One in four employees is a woman, and women can play an active role.

Corporate History