Azai Yohei (President and CEO)
Born in 1981 in Kyoto,Japan.
Graduated from the Faculty of Economics,Doshisha University in 2005.
Worked in the financial solution sales division at NEC Corporation from 2005.
Joined TOHGORO in 2015.
In addition to managing the Kyo-ware and Kiyomizu-ware retail store,TOHGORO,we have also been engaged in product planning,development,manufacturing and wholesale business operations since 2017 in order to expand our network with corporate clients.
With the theme of “creating new value together with our customers”,we are pleased to be able to “collaborate”and “co-create”with our customers and production partners by listening to our customers’requests,learning about them,and getting to know them well. In addition,we add our strengths to the relationship,such as our broad network of pottery makers and artists,our product planning capabilities,and our production experience.
We will continue to think about the future of traditional craftsmanship and strive to plan and produce products and works of art that allow users to “discover and rediscover the value and joy”of Kyo-ware and Kiyomizu-ware by passing on the traditions and customizing them to suit modern lifestyles.
With the development of information technology,the 2020s will be increasingly borderless. Our dream is to build a platform where corporate and individual customers in Japan and overseas are connected with those involved in our traditional industry,where new values are created,and smiles are brought to everyone’s faces with TOHGORO,a real store,and exmic,a business that actualizes the development of ceramics.
Amount of Stated Capital
44 million yen
Planning and sales of ceramics and porcelain,mainly Kyo-ware and Kiyomizu-ware (ceramic art by artists,tableware for business use,special orders,gifts,novelties,etc.),and sales of glassware,lacquerware,and other crafts.
- Retail business and in-store sales
- External sales for corporations (by exmic). External sales and product development for businesses,including corporate novelties and commemorative gifts,commercial tableware and original furnishings for hotels and restaurants.
- Online Sales
- External sales business including department store exhibition sales
Number of employees
6-539 Gojobashi Higashi,Higashiyama-ku,Kyoto-shi,Kyoto 605-0846,Japan
9:00 –18:00 (Open year-round)
*Please note that the hours may change during the end-of-year and New Year holidays.
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