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有田焼の香蘭社について Company Profile

有田焼の香蘭社について Company Profile
有田焼の香蘭社について Company Profile

Company Profile

Company Name

Koransha Co., Ltd

Head Office

1-3-8 Kobira, Arita‐cho Nishimatsuura‐gun, Saga 844-8601, Japan
TEL.0955-43-2131 / FAX.0955-43-2136

President and Representative Director : Yuji Fukagawa
Chairman : Noriyuki Fukagawa

Art porcelain division


● office

Tokyo Ginza Koransha Bldg., 6-14-20, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan
TEL.03-3524-9590 / FAX.03-3524-9511
Osaka Shinmachi Bldg 2F., 1-2-13 Shinmachi, Nishi-ku, Osaka 550-0013, Japan
TEL.06-6578-1721 / FAX.06-6578-1717
Fukuoka Hotel‐site 2F 201., 3-2 Simokawabata‐machi, Hakata‐ku, Fukuoka 812-0027, Japan
TEL.092-271-2131 / FAX.092-291-1246
Saga 5-22 Gofukumotomachi, Saga‐shi 840-0824, Japan
TEL.0952-23-2537 / FAX.0952-29-7693

Showroom

Arita Main Shop 1-3-8 Kobira, Arita‐cho Nishimatsuura‐gun, Saga 844-8601, Japan
TEL.0955-43-2132 / FAX.0955-43-2530
Tokyo Ginza Ginza Koransha Bldg., 6-14-20, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan
TEL.03-3543-0951 / FAX.03-3545-4336
Fukuoka Hakata Hotel‐site 2F 201., 3-2 Simokawabata‐machi, Hakata‐ku, Fukuoka 812-0027, Japan
TEL.092-263-1689 / FAX.092-263-1875
Saga Gofukumotomachi 5-22 Gofukumotomachi, Saga‐shi 840-0824, Japan
TEL.0952-23-2537 / FAX.0952-29-7693

Insulator & Fine ceramics division

● office

Tokyo Ginza Koransha Bldg., 6-14-20, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan
TEL.03-3524-9590 / FAX.03-3524-9511
Fukuoka Hotel‐site 2F 201., 3-2 Simokawabata‐machi, Hakata‐ku, Fukuoka 812-0027, Japan
TEL.092-271-2131 / FAX.092-291-1246

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Company History

● 1600~

1616 It is said that white pottery stone was discovered by Ri Sanpei in Arita Izumiyama and made porcelain first in Japan.
1689 Matasiro Fukagawa ( founder Eizaemon Fukagawa ) started to manufacture pottery in Arita.

● 1800~

1870 By the command of the Ministry of telegraphic communication, the 8th Eizaemon Fukagawa succeeded in manufacture of the insulator for telegraphic communication first in Japan.
1875 Established the organization of "Koransha" by the 8th Eizaemon Fukagawa and some companion.
1876 Won the certificate of merit in the Philadelphia exposition.
1877 Presented "Chapter of honor" by Sir Toshimiti Ookubo.
Exhibited a low-pressure insulator made of porcelain in the first time domestic encouragement of industry exposition. and acquired the "Certificate of merit".
1878 Won the gold prize in Paris Exposition.
1879 The 8th Eizaemon Fukagawa established Koran unlimited partnership. The capital was 25,000 yen.
1888 Won the gold medal in the Barcelona exposition.
1889 The 9th Eizaemon Fukagawa assumed the position of the president.
1896 Appointed to supply pottery by the Imperial Household Ministry.
Held the pottery show in the Keiunzi temple. This is the start of present Arita porcelain festival.

● 1900~

1900 Won the gold prize in Paris Exposition.
1908 Constructed the "Touraku style" large kiln by the instruction of the Ministry of Agriculture and commerce.
1909 Won the grand prize in the Alaska Yukon Pacific Ocean exposition.
1910 Won the grand prize in the Japanese-English exposition.
1913 Manufactured a hard and high-pressure insulator, and delivered to Tokyo Shibaura Engineering Works etc.
1914 The capital was increased to 50,000 yen.
1915 Won the grand prize in the Panama Pacific Ocean exposition.
1918 The capital was increased to 200,000 yen.
1928 Produced ten-inch suspensible insulator, and delivered to the Tokyo railway bureau.
1930 Won the Grand prix in the Liege exposition.
1935 The 10th Eizaemon Fukagawa assumed the position of the president.
1937 Completed the sulfuretted iron removal equipment by the method of dressing up the floatag. Delivered the industrial research bounty by the commerce and industry ministry.
1941 Established the Koran insulator sales Ltd. (capital 180,000 yen) and Koransha pottery sales Ltd. (capital 180,000 yen).
1949 The capital was increased to 3,000,000 yen in March.
The capital was increased to 6,000,000 yen in June.
The Emperor Showa visited to Koransha.
1952 Became the insulator factory JIS(Japan Industrial Standards) display permission factory.
1958 The capital was increased to 9,000,000 yen.
1959 Constructed the crude petroleum tunnel kiln for the insulator burning.
1960 Moritake Fukagawa assumed the position of the president of the Koran unlimited partnership and the Koran insulator sales Ltd.
1961 The Emperor and Empress Showa visited to Koransha.
Executed a great equipment modernization of the insulator factory and restarted real insulator export until 1962.
1967 Established newly the Koransha Gifu factory.
1969 The Crown Prince (now Emperor) visited to Koransha.
1970 Changed the organization Koran unlimited partnership to Koransha Co., Ltd. The capital was 22,000,000 yen.
The president was Moritake Fukagawa.
Constructed the new ceramic factory in the insulator factory according to the development of an electronic industry. Started the production of the steatite porcelains.
1972 Developed the high purity alumina porcelain ( Gemran-purity 99.95%).
1976 Developed alumina porcelain protection tube for continuous measuring in blast furnace of steel. Selected to "Ten new product prize for 1976 year" by Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun.
1977 The capital was increased to 44,000,000 yen.
1978 Tadashi Fukagawa assumed the position of the president of Koransha Co., Ltd.
Moritake Fukagawa assumed the position of the chairman of Koransha Co., Ltd.
Developed the low thermal expansion ceramics (Ul-ceram).
1979 Celebrated 100 anniversary Koransha.
1985 Succeeded in the normal pressure sintering BN.
1988 Shinichi Fukagawa assumed the position of the president of Koransha Co., Ltd.
1989 Celebrated 300th anniversary from establishment.
Established newly the art porcelain factory in Akasaka.
1990 Established newly Koransha Akaemachi-atelier.
1991 Changed the Koran insulator sales Ltd. to Koransha Corporation Ltd.
1996 Held the world flame exposition in Arita.
Exhibited the electronic mechanism doll made of porcelain in the Arita district hall.
1999 Entrusted to the regional consortium research and development system from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry by "Development of the energy conservation type processing technology of high purity and a transparent fused silica".

● 2000~

2000 Won the technological industrial Kyushu central prize by "High purity h-BN complex material by the normal pressure sintering and the practical use".
2001 Won the director general of Patent Office prize from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
2004 The capital was increased to 98,000,000 yen in February.
Celebrated the 125th anniversary of Koransha establishment on July 10th.
2006 Shinichi Fukagawa assumed the position of the chairman of Koransha Co., Ltd.
Noriyuki Fukagawa assumed the position of the president of Koransha Co., Ltd.
2007 Amalgamated Koransha Co., Ltd. and five related companies (Koransha Corporation Ltd., Koransha pottery sales Ltd., Koransha Tougei Ltd., Koransha Akaemachi-atelier Ltd. and Koran building Ltd.) in January.
2008 Opened renewedly the Arita showroom in August after a great repair.
2009 Celebrated the 130th anniversary of Koransha establishment on July.
2010 Completed the Koransha Bldg. in Tokyo Ginza, and opened newly the Ginza showroom on March.
2013 Noriyuki Fukagawa assumed the position of the chairman of Koransha Co., Ltd.
Yuji Fukagawa assumed the position of the president of Koransha Co., Ltd.

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