COMPANY
Overview

Company Name Yamagata Koubou Co., Ltd.
Capitalization 8,000,000 Yen
Description of Business ・Manufacture Japan Kendama Association officially certified Competition Type Kendama
・Manufacture and sale of artistic goods and crafts
・Manufacture and sale of wooden toys and traditional crafts
Address 6493-2 Teraizumi, Nagai-shi, Yamagata 993-0061, Japan
Tel: +81-238-84-6062 Fax: +81-238-84-6061

COMPANY
History

October 1973
Began operations as Yamagata Hakushinsha.
Manufactured wooden toys and traditional crafts.
March 1977
Began producing Official Kendama
November 1978
Received request from Japan Kendama Association Chairman Issei Fujiwara.
Became the officially designated Official Kendama factory.
July 1985
At the same time began production of the Official Kendama “Fuji”
January 1990
Began production of Trophy Model 28 and 38
May 1990
Presented the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Cup for Manufacturing
December 1990
Awarded the Japan Kendama Association Manufactures Cup
Nagai City Designated #1 4th Official Kendama production
October 1992
Built new production facility
November 1992
Established Hakushinsha Co., Ltd.
October 2005
Received new official designated Kendama factory certification from Yoshio
Kanai, chairman of the Japan Kendama Association.
The Japan Kendama Association held the 30th Anniversary of the Japan
Kendama Association in Nagai City.
We also held a 30th Anniversary of Kendama production even.
We hosted many related associations from all over Japan at our company.
November 2005
Changed our name from Yamagata Hakushinsha Co., Ltd. to
“Yamagata Koubou Co., Ltd.”
January 2006
Awarded the Japan Kendama Association Cup
April 2008
Began production of “Ozora”
May 2009
Began selling New colors of “Ozora” (Pink and Light Blue)
November 2009
Began selling large size Kendama “Taiyou”
October 2012
The attached "St mark" represents the safety standard of The Japan Toy Association.
November 2012
Established factory No.2.Developed wood processing section.
March 2013
"Ozora" is registered with the international registration of trade-marks.
June 2013
Gave a presentation at the "24th China Harbin International Economic Trade Show"
September 2013
Launched "Ozora premium".
October 2013
Established a Kendama booth at "Tohoku JAM 2013 in Ishinomaki".
April 2014
Participated in the Earthquake Disaster Reconstruction Project "KENDAMA TOHOKU".
January 2015
Established factory No.3.Developed producing capacity.
March 2015
Launched "Ozora street".
August 2015
Received certification from the Ministry of Economy as one of “The Wonder 500” homeland specialties.
September 2015
Established material storage No2.Developed raw material storage system.
October 2015
「OZORA KENDAMA PERFORMANCE」 made a presentation at Milanoexpo-2015 as a group exhibitor of Yamagata prefecture.
October 2015
Awarded a prize of "Director of Tohoku Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry "in the overseas deployment category of the "6th The monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award" which held by Ministry of Economy.
October 2015
Elected as an Encouragement company by "Excellent Design of Yamagata prefecture 2015".
December 2015
Awarded a prize of Wood Design 2015.
February 2016
Certified as a world record holder of 「The Longest Line of people catching a Kendama ball consecutively」 at Nagai city, Yamagata prefecture.

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