会社概要 会社概要

Company
Profile

Company name Tsukamoto Inc.
Established February 1947 (Showa 22)
Directors
President and Chairman
Sumiko Tsukamoto
Director
Shinya Aigun
Director
Kyoko Suzuki
Director
Shinichiro Ishikawa
Director
Isao Fukasawa
Auditor
Kazuya Tsukamoto
Capital 30 million yen
Business activities Ceramic manufacturing/sales, restaurant, tourism and real estate leasing business
Head office 4264 Mashiko, Mashiko-cho, Haga-gun, Tochigi Prefecture
TEL・FAX TEL: 0285-72-3223
FAX:0285-72-1139
社長挨拶 社長挨拶

Message from the President

President and Chairman
Sumiko Tsukamoto

It has been more than 150 years since the first generation “Rihei Tsukamoto” established a kiln at the place called Masuda-Fukada.
We endeavor to secure the future of Mashiko pottery so that we can share the culture and unique style of Mashiko to the world and pass it on to the next generation.
We will continue to develop the tradition and spirit of Mashiko pottery for the enjoyment of customers in Japan and overseas.
With humbleness we aim to grow the company for many generations ahead, while still walking with our customers and the people of Mashiko.
We ask for your continued guidance and support in the future.

益子陶器市 益子陶器市

Company History

1864 “Rihei Tsukamoto” established a kiln at the present location in Mashiko
1947 Reorganized to “Tsukamoto Ceramics Co., Ltd”.
1957 Started producting “Kamameshi” pot containers for Yokogawa Station
1958 Tokyo branch office opened in Roppongi, Minato-ku
1963 Tokyo branch office moved to Tomigaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo store opened
1966 Second factory established to commemorate the 100th anniversary
1973 Oku-Nikko-Nanma Hotel was relocated and Mashiko Nanmaso (hotel with a capacity of 100 people) opened (till 1986)
1976 Opened Kyushu store in Nishi-ku, Fukuoka (till 2012)
1977 Opened a store within Tamagawa Takashimaya (till 2015)
1979 Opened the Ceramics Garden Tsukamoto at Mashiko (till 2014)
1984 Established the Rest-House restaurant “Tsukamoto” (present Gallery Tsukamoto)
1986 Tokyo Head office was built in Rinkai-cho, Edogawa-ku and moved the Tokyo store (till 2001)
1987 Organization changed to "Tsukamoto Inc." New establishment of Shopping Plaza Tsukamoto
1988 Kyusyu Head office was built in Jonan-ku, Fukuoka City and moved Kyushu store (till 2005)
1993 Construction of our own building in Minami Kasai, Edogawa-ku (till 2019)
1994 Renamed Mashiko Nanmaso to “Heiseikan” and opened as a restaurant (till 2014)
1998 The Gallery Tsukamoto was opened
2004 Tsukamoto Museum of Art was opened to commemorate the 140th anniversary of its founding
2013 Refurbished Guest House was opened "Soba restaurant Tsukamoto" (till 2019)
2019 Tsukamoto Garden Restoration  (delete open)
2020 Restoration of "Writer's House" to "Gallery Tsukamoto"ル
二人の先生 二人の先生

Two
professors

“Serizawa and Hamada” (Both recognized as Living National Treasures)

Keisuke Serizawa who created the current logo of Tsukamoto Inc.,  is a widely known artist as a master of dyeing crafts. Serizawa was born in Shizuoka City in 1868, and after graduating from majoring in print design at the Tokyo High School of Technology, he read “the way of the arts” issued by Soetsu Yanagi, who advocated the artistic movement of Japan. Taking the opportunity to see Okinawa's red pattern displayed at the museum, he proceeded to stencil dyeing, and participated in the folk art movement. He presented many excellent works and received many domestic and overseas awards. Serizawa visited our company several times through Shoji Hamada who moved to Mashiko and represents the folkart movement and continued to make pottery here.
Having this close relationship between Serizawa and Hamada, Serizawa accepted our offer to make Tsukamoto’s company logo. Tsukamoto has a long history of participating in the pottery industry in Mashiko.
We hope that our logo embodies our core goals to;
Manage our business with an enterprising spirit
Respect and protect our cultural traditions, so that these skills can be passed on to future generations.