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Welcome to Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten

Founded in 1861, Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten Co.,Ltd. has been consistent in both maintaining high standards of tradition as well as cultivating improvements in production of musical instruments and festival equipment. The fruits of these efforts have been acknowledged not only in Japan but throughout the world.

Miyamoto Unosuke Co., Ltd

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Corporate Idea gShigeyoshih

In every Mikoshi we have ever manufactured bears the brand of gShigeyoshih. It is a brand name that represents our corporate motto. It derived from the old notion that one should value the trust and sincerity prior to profit. The word gShigeyoshihembodies a spirit that values what is just and a commitment to do what is right - put ourselves in customersf place, never give in to easy solutions, and seek for the highest quality in products and services. Shigeyoshi is our ideal, the goal we strive to reach.

Chronology of Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten Co., Ltd.

1861 The founder, Seisuke, establishes taiko shop in Tsuchiura, names it Yamashiroya.
1893 The fourth, Unosuke, establishes a store in Shoten-cho, Asakusa.
1926 Provided the set of musical instruments for the funeral ceremony of Emperor Taisho,
has been granted the imperial warrant ever since.
1928 Provided the set of musical instruments for the enthronement ceremonies of Emperor Showa.
1948 Opened the current Nishiasakusa Store in Tajima-cho, Asakusa.
1950 Provided mikoshi for the Asakusa Shrine gIchinomiyah and gNinomiyah
1953 Provided mikoshi for the Asakusa Shrine gSannomiyah
1963 Became official supplier for the Kabuki-za.
1964 Provided large Kaen-taiko for the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics.
1966 Became official supplier for the National Theater
1968 Provided large Kaen-taiko for the showa shinguden palace.
1986 Became official supplier for the National Noh Theater
1988 Established Drum Museum, the worldfs first museum dedicated to drums.
1993 Established Miyamoto Studio.
1996 Major restoration of Asakusa Shrinefs mikoshi.
2003 Yoshihiro Miyamoto succeeded to Unosuke's name.
2010 The seventh Unosuke Miyamoto became the chair of the company.
Yoshihiko Miyamoto became the president.  
  The seventh Unosuke Miyamoto received the Commissioners’ award from the Agency for the Cultural Affairs.

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