Toyoshima & Co.,Ltd

HISTORY

TOYOSHIMA History

1841

1841
"Wataya Hanshichi" founded by first Hanshichi, engaged in trading domestic raw cotton.
1918
June
Reorganized "Toyoshima Hanshichi Yarn Shop" and established "Yamaichi Shoten Co., Ltd."
1921
January
Opened a branch in 4-3, Shimada-cho, Nishi-ku, Nagoya-shi.
1939
March
Opened the first oversea office in Shanghai.
April
Opened Qingdao office and Tianjin office.
1942
July
Merged "Toyoshima Shoten" and renamed it "Toyoshima & Co., Ltd."
Promoted Mukden and Qingdao office to branch and opened new branches in Jinan, Xuzhou, Beijing, Jiamusi, Bangkok and etc.
1943
Opened branch in Muro-machi, Nihonbashi-ku, Tokyo.
1945
March
Head office and Nagoya office stricken by air raids
August
Lost all oversea offices and branches by defeat.
1946
February
Resumed Tokyo office at Marusho building at 1-11, Nihonbashi Horidome-cho, Chuo-ku.
April
Resumed Nagoya branch and Komeya-cho, Nakamura-ku.
Hamamatsu branch also resumed at original place at Tamachi.
1947
November
Tokyo branch promoted to office and moved to Sudatetsu building at 1-9, Nihonbashi Horidome-cho, Chuo-ku.
1948
April
Nagoya office relocated at original place at Shimada-cho.
September
Head office moved to 4-27, Kamihonmachi-dori, Ichinomiya-shi.
1949
December
Resumption of Import & Export division as private trade resumes
  • Toyoshima Hanshichi Yarn Shop from the Meiji era
    Toyoshima Hanshichi Yarn Shop from the Meiji era.
  • Entrance of Nagoya office
    Entrance of Nagoya office
  • Inside of Nagoya office
    Inside of Nagoya office
  • Mukden branch and staff from Yamaichi Shoten era
    Mukden branch and staff from Yamaichi Shoten era
  • Disaster area of Ichinomiya
    Disaster area of Ichinomiya

1950

1950
January
Started importing cotton and wool by import operation transferred to private companies.
September
Moved Tokyo branch to 2-3, Nihonbashi Kofune-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo.
1951
November
New building of Nagoya branch completed
  • Tokyo branch at Nihonbashi Kofune-cho
    Tokyo branch at Nihonbashi Kofune-cho
  • Nagoya branch when it was 3 stories high
    Nagoya branch when it was 3 stories high

1960

1960
December
Moved Hamamatsu office to 36, Itaya-cho, Hamamatsu-shi
1965
March
Promoted Hamamatsu office to branch
1966
March
Completed the Toyoshima Library ( now Ichinomiya city museum, Toyoshima memorial museum)
One of the legacies left in the hometown of Fourth Toyoshima Hanshichi
" I want to do as much as possible for my hometown Ichinomiya" said the fourth Hanshichi, bereaved family donated 100 million yen and was built as a fiftieth commemoration business of the City library.
1968
September
Moved Head office to 1-2-3, Tendo-cho, Ichinomiya
1969
May
Moved Tokyo branch to 1-1, Nihonbashi Odenma-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
  • March 28, 1966 Ichinomiya Toyoshima Library completed
    March 28, 1966
    Ichinomiya Toyoshima Library completed
  • Nagoya office extention to 6 stories high
    Nagoya office extention to 6 stories high
  • Extension anniversary party together with 50th anniversary of the founding
    Extension anniversary party together with 50th anniversary of the founding

1970

1971
January
Established Hong Kong Toyoshima
February
Renamed Nagoya office to Head office. Reorganized sales organizations.
1972
September
Hoyukai started
1973
December
Established Toyoshima welfare fund
1975
June
Toyoshima Labor Union Convention
1978
July
Designated as a friendly trading company and became able to trade directly with China.
  • Hoyukai inauguration meeting
    Hoyukai inauguration meeting

1980

1981
April
Established Construction Department
July
Established Clothing Department (combined Fabric and Knit Department)
November
First "Business Computer Show" held (Equipment sectiong)
1982
July
Established a sales office in Ichinomiya and reopened business
1983
April
Donated a monument to Ichinomiya (Toyoshima Welfare Fund)
1985
December
Completiong ceremony of Toyoshima Building
1986
October
Moved Tokyo bransh to 9-10, Nihonbashi Tomizawa-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
1987
July
Promoted Ichinomiya office to Head office and moved to 2-5-11, Seni, Ichinomiya-shi, Aichi(current location)
  • Nov.13, 1981 From Chubu Keizai Shinbun
    Nov.13, 1981
    From Chubu Keizai Shinbun
  • Toyoshima building
    Toyoshima building
  • Dec.7, 1985 From Nagoya Times
    Dec.7, 1985
    From Nagoya Times

1990

1990
-
Established Toyoshima USA and opened Milano Representative Office
1990
-
Established Toyoshima (Asia) Co., Ltd.
July
Promoted Tokyo brach to Head office ( Nagoya and Tokyo double Head office)
1995
-
Established Toyoshima International (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
1997
-
Established Jakarta Representative Office
1998
-
Moved Hamamatsu branch to 6F of Shizugin Daitokyo Sunayama building, 355-4, Sunayama-cho Naka-ku, Hamamatsu-shi
1999
-
Established Los Angeles Representative Office
  • Toyoshima & Co.,Ltd.Los Angeles Representative Office
    Toyoshima & Co.,Ltd.Los Angeles Representative Office

2000

2005
-
Established Toyoshima International (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Qingdao Office
2009
-
Established PT. TYSM Indonesia
  • Toyoshima International (Shanghai)Co.,Ltd. Qingdao Representative Office
    Toyoshima International (Shanghai)Co.,Ltd. Qingdao Representative Office
  • Pt. TYSM Indonesia
    Pt. TYSM Indonesia

2010

2010
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Established Toyoshima Internatinal America
2011
July
Moved Nagoya Head Office
October
Moved Toyoshima (Asia) Co., Ltd.
2012
December
Moved Tokyo Head Office to 2-1, Kanda Iwamoto-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
2013
-
Established Hochiminh City Representative Office
October
Orgabits project 2013 awarded Good Design Award.
"The idea of reversal to increase the consumption of raw materials by delivering 10% of organic cotton prizes to 100-times more people without regard to 100%" and "business platform to contribute to society through one piece of clothing" was evaluated.
2014
-
Established New York Office
2016
-
Established Toyoshima Vietnam Company
  • The Representative Office Of Toyoshima & Co.,Ltd.In Ho Chi Minh City
    The Representative Office Of Toyoshima & Co.,Ltd.In Ho Chi Minh City
  • Toyoshima (U.S.A.),Inc.New York Office
    Toyoshima (U.S.A.),Inc.New York Office
  • Toyoshima Vietnam Co.,Ltd.
    Toyoshima Vietnam Co.,Ltd.