Big John are the godfather of Japanese denim and responsible for the selvedge denim manufacturing scene in the now famous Kojima, Okayama. Founder Kotaro Ozaki initially began his business manufacturing school uniform, work wear and U.S military inspired clothing. Kotaro is known for producing the first pair of jeans entirely made in Japan in 1965 using fabric from Canton Textile Mills from America under the brand name ‘Canton’. He would then later develop the first denim fabric made in Japan in 1972. Big John pioneered the Japanese Selvedge Denim scene as we know it today!