Polymer Materials Which Appeal to Kansei

  • Miyoshi Okamoto
Conference paper


Out of the total sum of 15 billion dollars of annual textile imports, approximately 7 billion dollars are imported from Italy and France. Most of those textiles are of a good sense, and thus called as KANSEI Sho-hin, the sensible goods. Sensibility -KANSEI-can be defined in various ways as, for example:
  1. (1)

    Emotional capacity to respond to sensory stimuli.

  2. (2)

    The biggest part of human nature yet unpolished even in this day.

  3. (3)

    An expression to summarize the incomprehensibility of consumers’ taste.

  4. (4)

    A key concept to understand a future trend of commercial products.

  5. (5)

    An antonym to RISEI (reason, i.e., an intellectual power to evaluate physical factors).

  6. (6)

    A sense common to the sense of the times and life feeling.

  7. (7)

    Sensitivity to the significance of information.

  8. (8)

    An attractive condition in contrast to a necessary condition.

  9. (9)

    An aesthetic sense to external appearance and comfortableness (in the case of clothes).

  10. (10)

    Characteristics representing a symbolic value rather than a functional value.

  11. (11)

    A natural aptitude or a good taste for finding an aesthetic value.

  12. (12)

    Mental and physical agreeableness.

  13. (13)

    A word which is employed to distinguish one’s perspective view.

  14. (14)

    A capability to perceive the emotional change caused interactively.

  15. (15)

    An emotional wear in a sense that reason is a logical wear.

  16. (16)

    A movement of human mind (the sense of memory).



Polyester Fiber Silk Fabric Aesthetic Sense Natural Silk Intellectual Power 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Miyoshi Okamoto
    • 1
  1. 1.The Okamoto Research LaboratoryTORAY Industry Inc.OhtsuJapan

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