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Founder Kocho Ueda worked as the official painter of the 11th Tokugawa feudal lord of Kishu province Kenryu Ko. After given the right to a surname and to bear arms, he was given the family crest of kageaoi design (hollyhocks).
He studied Nihonga painting with Matsumura Goshun of the Shijo School. His paintings are now part of the collections of Nishihongan-ji temple and Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts. In honor of the founder's talent for the arts, the company "Kohchosai Kosuga" was founded.

Company name
KOHCHOSAI KOSUGA BAMBOO CO., LTD.
Head office
88 Sorin-cho, Aburanokoji-dori Anekoji-sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, 604-8262
Capital stock
10,000,000 yen
Company president and Director
Hachiro KOSUGA
Business type
Manufacturer and wholesaler
Business content
Manufacturing bamboo crafts and retail
Points of sale
Specialized shops and nationwide department stores
Affiliated companies
CHIKKO PLANNING, Ltd.
Number of employees
22 (as of 2014)
Bank Accounts
 
The Bank of Kyoto Fuchomae branch, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking
Corporation Enmachi branch, Mizuho Bank Kyoto-chuo brank
Business hours
9am-5pm, closed 2nd and 3rd Saturdays of the month, Sundays and national holidays

Company History

1898
Company established in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, purveyor to the Imperial family and court families
1904
Awarded at St. Louis World (Fair Louisiana Purchase Exposition), North America
Awarded at St. Louis World (Fair Louisiana Purchase Exposition), North America
1910
Awarded at London Japan-British Exhibition
Awarded at London Japan-British Exhibition
1911
Awarded at Dresden World Fair (International Hygiene Exhibition)
Awarded at Dresden World Fair (International Hygiene Exhibition)
Also awarded at several domestic fairs
1981
Hachiro Kosuga (current president) was invited as a bamboo designer to Neiman Marcus Fortnight "Orientations", Dallas
Neiman Marcus Fortnight 'Orientations', Dallas
1982
Exhibited at commemorative event at Neiman Marcus San Francisco shop
2006
Cooperated in the planning and production of bamboo baskets bags for ISSEY MIYAKE A&W Paris Collection
2011
Opened flagship store at Sanjo-Kawaramachi, Kyoto

Telephone: +81-75-253-1186
FAX: +81-75-241-2382
E-mail info@kohchosai.co.jp

Closed: 2nd and 3rd Saturdays of the month, Sundays and national holidays