About us

Company Profile

President Shigeyuki Ando
(Office and plant)
5-12-15 Yajiecho, Minami-Ku, Nagoya-Shi, Aichi, 457-0821, Japan
Establishment Meiji era year 13 (1880)
Capital 48 million yen
Type of business Manufacturing and sales of Shippo (Cloisonne) and artistic artifacts
Managing bank Mitsubishi Tokyo UFJ Bank
Regular holidays Weekends and national holidays
(open on the third Saturday of the month)
New Year’s holiday

Stores Information

Stores List Nagoya Store 3-21-17 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi, 460-0008
Ginza Store 4-6-11 Ginza, Chuo-ku, TOKYO, 104-0061
Regular holidays No Regular holidays (New year’s holiday and irregular holidays)
Mondays However open on national holidays (Nagoya)

Company History

Meiji era year 13 (1880) Jubei Murata, a smoke pipe dealer, established the manufacturing and sales business succeeding the business of The Cloisonne Company of Great Japan.
Ando Cloisonne opened the business from this period in Nagoya city.
Invited Sataro, the grandson of Master Tsunekichi Kaji, who is the founder of the Owari Shippo (Cloisonne), as the manager of factory.
Meiji era year 23 (1890) Opened the branch store in Ginza, Kyobashi-ku, Tokyo.
Meiji era year 33 (1900) Started as purveyor to the Ministry of the Imperial Household. Won the gold medal in Paris International Exposition.
Meiji era year 34 (1901) Won the gold medal at the Glasgow International Exposition in the U.K.
Meiji era year 35 (1902) Won the grand prize of honor at the Russia International Exposition.
Meiji era year 37 (1904) Won the grand prize of honor at the St. Louis International Exposition in the U.S.
Moved the factory to a new facility, which is the current location (known at the time as Yabacho 5-setsu)
Meiji era year 39 (1906) Won the Grand Prix at the Milan International Exposition.
Meiji era year 40 (1907) Moved the Tokyo branch to the old Sukiya-cho 4-chome 1 (current location).
Won prizes such as the Silver Medal of Honor and the first prize medal at the Tokyo Industrial Exposition.
Meiji era year 43 (1910) Won the first prize medal at the Antique Arts Exhibition commemorating the 300 year anniversary of the establishment of Nagoya city.
Taisho era year 4 (1915) Procured the Cloisonne phoenix decorative plate of transom for the royal passenger car of Emperor Taisho.
Taisho era year 6 (1917) Made a drum-shaped clock on order for the wedding of Prince Akihito.
Taisho era year 9 (1920) Established a branch in New York
Taisho era year 13 (1924) The Tokyo branch was destroyed by a fire during the Great Kanto Earthquake. (afterwards quickly rebuilt as a two-floor wooden structure )
Taisho era year 14 (1925) Reorganized the company into the general partnership company Ando Cloisonne. Jyubei Ando became the representative.
Showa era year 3 (1928) Tsuiki Cloisonne was made.
Showa era year 5 (1930) Tokyo branch was reconstructed at 5-chome 4, Ginza, Kyobashi, Tokyo.
Showa era year 10 (1935) Received an order to make Hyogogusari-Nagafukurin-Hirazaya Otachi to celebrate the birth of Prince Akihito
Showa era year 14 (1939) Opened the sales store in Semadori of Kobe city, with the joint investment of Naojiro Hijikata.
Showa era year 18 (1943) Jyubei Ando was elected as the representative of founders of Nippon Cloisonne Technique Preservation Organization Co., Ltd.
Showa era year 20 (1945) The building and items of the main store were burned due to the Bombing of Nagoya in 1945.
Showa era year 22 (1947) Reconstructed the main store and factory of Nagoya. Made Shotai Cloisonne with 15 employees.
Showa era year 23 (1948) 3 million yen of capital for the reorganization to Ando Cloisonne Store Co., Ltd. Jyubei Ando became the first president.
Showa era year 25 (1950) Constructed the second factory at 4-4, Tokodori, Showa-ku, Nagoya city.
Showa era year 26 (1951) Ryokichi Kubodera became the second president.
Showa era year 27 (1952) Commissioned to write the records of technologies of Cloisonne by the Cultural Properties Protection Committee
Showa era year 29 (1954) Takeshiro Ando became the third president.
Showa era year 32 (1957) National Commission for Protection of Cultural Properties designated Cloisonne as an intangible cultural heritage.
Showa era year 34 (1959) Made Bugaku-Seigaihabun-Daikabin following the order from the Imperial Household Agency for the marriage of crown prince Akihito.
Showa era year 43 (1968) Received the order of Sippo-Jyuni-Ryokyo decoration for the new palace by the Imperial Household Agency.
Showa era year 44 (1969) Made Cloisonne Suedama during the 60th renovation of Ise Jingu Shrine.
Showa era year 46 (1971) Having eceived the orders of Takamatsumiya Cup (Inscribed with the coat-of-arms) up to now from the Central Racecourse of Japan Racing Association.
Showa era year 48 (1973) Received the order of the repair work of the golden Cloisonne parts of Sakashitamon gate of Niko Toshogu Shrine.
Showa era year 49 (1974) Gifted a large Cloisonne porcelain vase with flora design to the imperial guest house.
Showa era year 52 (1977) Won the Nagoya Mayor’s Prize at the First National Traditional Item Exhibition.
Showa era year 55 (1980) The 100th Anniversary of the establishment of company.
Published history book all the years round.
Showa era year 58 (1983) Jyurou Ando became the 4th president.
Heisei era year 1 (1989) Renovated the interior of the main store. Integrated factories to Gokiso factory.
Finished the construction of Ginza Shippo Building, opening the new Tokyo branch.
Heisei era year 5 (1993) Made Cloisonne Suedama for the 61st Ise Jingu Shrine construction
Heisei era year 7 (1995) Owari Cloisonne was designated as a national traditional artifact.
Heisei era year 10 (1998) Finished the repair work of 4 Cloisonne pillars of ‘Seiryusya’ of Handa Ishibashi-gumi Dashi (started from 1995).
Heisei era year 12 (2000) The 120th Anniversary of the establishment of company.
Heisei era year 14 (2002)The main store of Nagoya was newly reopened as ‘Nagoya Cloisonne Square’. ‘Nagoya Cloisonne Square’ won the grand prize at the 11th Aichi Machinami Architecture Awards and the 35th Chubu Architecture Awards 2003
Heisei era year 17 (2005)Produced the handgrip, collision prevention and sign of Kyoto Guest House on order.
Heisei era year 22 (2010)The 130th Anniversary of the establishment of company
Heisei era year 27 (2015)Gifted a Cloisonne plate to the Nagoya City Hall, celebrating the first anniversary of the designation of the city hall complex as an important cultural property.
Shigeyuki Ando became the 5th president.

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