Haruo Namura opens his business with the object of producing and selling brushes for calligraphy, Japanese painting, watercolor and oil painting, and other uses, as well as items used in calligraphy.
Incorporated as Namura Taiseido LLC. At the same time, the Japan Brush Research Institute LLC is formed as a way to research brush technology and enhance production techniques.
Namura Taiseido watercolor brushes and other products are certified as meeting Ministry of Education standards.
To expand production, the head office and production plant are relocated to their current locations in Zoshigaya, Tokyo.
Name changed to Namura Taiseido Co., Ltd. in line with change in corporate organization.
Launched the new “Izumifude Lovely Fountain Pen,” a product that modernized the old yatate, or personal smoking-pipe-shaped writing sets from medieval Japan.
Established a new Trade Department to deal with increasing exports of Namura brushes to the West and other overseas countries. Strengthened and expanded the export business.
Established Namura Products Co., Ltd. to deal with the further increase in exports and target countries.
Export markets included the United States, Canada, Britain, West Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, India, Southeast Asia, and more.
Started wholesale of paint materials.
Developed a system for general wholesale of calligraphy items.
President Haruo Namura is appointed to the key position of Chairman of the National Calligraphy Product Manufacturers’ Association.
Founder Haruo Namura passes away at age 71.
He is succeeded by Yukio Namura as President and Representative Director.
The current head office is built in Zoshigaya, Toshima Ward.
A proper general catalogue that covered all the company’s diversifying products is created. Printed in full color, with 300 items on A4-size pages, it is hugely popular with retail outlets and consumers.
Meise Co., Ltd., active for twenty years as a Namura Taiseido subsidiary, is disbanded.
The former Meise is absorbed into the company’s Special Sales Department in the Sales Division, where wholesale sales to design schools continue.
Brown Handle Weasel Fine-Point launched.
Namura celebrates 50 years since its founding.
As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations, a sale item brochure is distributed to celebrate the 50th anniversary.
View Liner launched.
Starts acting as sales and distribution agent for Art Color products.
Opened Nagoya Office in Kita-ku, Nagoya.
Hosted the 1st JAWA-SHOW.
Opened Fukuoka Office in Sawara-ku, Fukuoka.
Toshimasa Miyake is appointed President and Representative Director.
Yukio Namura is appointed Chairman and Representative Director.
Opened Osaka Office in Toyonaka City, Osaka.
Reached an agreement with Bumpodo Co., Ltd. on sharing business activities as a way to enhance business efficiency.
FN Namuron launched.
PC Sable (new type) launched.
Opened Twitter account.
This is used to provide information about products as well as interesting facts about brushes and other art materials.