Company Profile

Company Profile

Name Case corporation
Head Office Address 8-22 Konan Chuodori, Konan-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 233-0004
Product Center Address 3-9-1 Shin-Yamashita, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 231-0801
Tel 045-847-2431
Fax 045-845-8965
Established September 1992
Capital \40 million
CEO Satoshi Kato
Products An original brand of lifestyle accessories
Business Activities Planning and sales of in-house original brand (Hamamonyo/Case)
Group Companies Kiyoshi Fabrics corporation

History of Hamamonyo

1948
  • Kiyoshi Kato establishes the Kiyoshi Nassen Factory corporation. in Kamiooka Minami-ku, Yokohama-shi.
1955
  • The factory moves to its current location. (Mainly scarf printing)
1972
  • Nassen for saris (traditional Indian dress) through the introduction of automated nassen printing machines
1989
  • The name of the company is changed to establish Kiyoshi Fabrics corporation
1992
  • Yokohama Design corporation. is established as a private brand planning company of Kiyoshi Fabrics corporation
  • The company is divided into Kiyoshi Fabrics as the manufacturing department and Yokohama Design as the planning and sales department.
1993
  • Yokohama Design corporation. is renamed Hamamonyo corporation.
  • Planning and sales of Hamamonyo, an in-house brand that uses the Nassen technique, starts.
  • Development of cotton shantung furoshiki (wrapping cloth) “Konuno” starts. Active development of “Nassen Tenugui” begins.
1993
  • Hamamonyo plans Yokohama related goods, which are then exhibited and certified at the Yokohama Visitor Bureau’s ‘Yokohama 001’. (Has received certification every instance since)
1995
  • Expanded sales into department store, focusing mainly on Western accessories and women’s fashion sundry goods.
1997
  • Wholesale business expands to a nationwide Japanese-Western sundry goods chain
2002
  • Name is changed to Case corporation. Hamamonyo is placed at the center of the in-house brand, with planning and sales strengthened.
2005
  • Tenugui-Bon is registered as a trademark, planning and sales of the Tenugui-Bon series is strengthened.
2007
  • The Yokohama Furoshiki Series is awarded the Ishizaka Koji Award Grand Prix at the Twelfth Yokohama Goods show Yokohama 001 from the Yokohama Convention & Visitors’ Bureau.
  • The Tenugui-Bon is exhibited at the Katachi Modern Japan Design exhibit at the Angewandte Kunst Museum in Frankfurt Germany.
  • The Tenugui-Bon receives the 2007 Good Design Award along with the Good Design Award of Small and Medium Enterprises.
2008
  • The Yokohama Furoshiki Series is awarded the Ishizaka Koji Award Grand Prix at the Twelfth Yokohama Goods show Yokohama 001 from the Yokohama Convention & Visitors’ Bureau.
  • The Tenugui Iroha Handkerchief wins the 2008 Good Design Award.
2009
  • Established product center in Naka-ku,Yokohama.
  • JR East ecute NIPPORI shop opens.Started managing directly operated stores.
  • Register “HAMAMONYO” as a trademark in the United States.
  • Register “HAMAMONYO” as a trademark in EU.
2010
  • Register “HAMAMONYO” as a trademark in China.
2014
  • kasane-e tenugui wins the 2014 Good Design Award.
2016
  • Hamamonyo Kime opens a direct shop in Ginza.
  • Maruyamadai lab opens to expand inkjet bussiness.
2017
  • New concept store “HAMAMONYO” Yokohama Motomachi store opening business.