CORPORATE
PROFILE

PHILOSOPHY

QUALITY BREEDS CONFIDENCE

Some things are forever changing, others always remain the same.
Our faces constantly change to express our emotion, and they also gradually alter as we age.
An optical frame becomes part of you, helping to project the impression you want.
Here too, our tastes in color and design develop and change as we move through life, and the passing years also bring new choices in fashions and materials.
Masunaga Optical was established in 1905 in Fukui Prefecture.
Beginning with a guild-like cooperative system, our craftsmen created a new optical industry in this region, working together to improve their skills and produce fine quality frames.
Thanks to these efforts, Masunaga is now recognized throughout the world as an industry leader. The company policy which has sustained us for almost one century is simply “To make the best possible product at any cost. Of course we aim to be profitable, but Masunaga has always been prepared to accept a temporary reversal when quality is at stake. ”
We now design and produce optical frames for the European, American, and Asian markets.
The world changes, time moves on, and the needs of society change.
We continue to develop new designs to meet new needs, but we guarantee one thing will remain constant―Masunaga quality.

OUTLINE

Company name
Masunaga Optical Mfg. Co., Ltd.
Established
June 1, 1905
Location of head office
4-15 Imaichi-cho Fukui-shi 918-8152
Capital
72 million Yen (January, 2011)
Employees
173 (2017)
Business
Manufacture & sale of high quality optical frames
Lot area
13,860m2
Total floor area
7,400m2

HISTORY

1905
Gozaemon Masunaga invites craftsmen from Osaka to live in Fukui and establish an optical frame industry in that region.
1911
Masunaga wins its first Gold Medal at the National Manufacturing Trade Exhibition.
1917
Improved technology for gold/copper and gold/silver frames
1932
Japan Manufacturer ‘s Association Award for services to trade and industry
1933
Emperor visits Fukui and is presented with three Masunaga frames
1955
Main factory moves to present location in Fukui-Shi
1957
Company incorporates with Gozaemon Masunaga as president.
Visit by prince takamatsu
1963
Visit by Prince Mikasa and former Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida
1968
Visit by Crown Prince (the present Emperor) and Princess
1970
Masunaga frames placed in Osaka Expo Time Capsule.
1984
KOKI Europa (Switzerland) established
1989
New KOKI logo mark designed by Kazuo Kawasaki
1991
Sales begin of KOKI Sportsflex frames (made from shape memory alloy)
1992
KOKI MASUNAGA MALAYSIA SDN. BHD. Established
1994
Malaysia branch established
1995
KOKI Masunaga Hong Kong established
1997
Company image poster produced by Makoto Saito (until 2001)
Award of Art director Award in the Poster Exhibition.
1999
Masunaga Group, Inc. U.S.A. established
Visit by Prince Akishino and Princess
2000
Awarded the best prize of Sunglasses as the first Japanese company at Silmo Award
2001
Kazuo Kawasaki Anti-tension collection win Good Design
2002
Officially open flagship store “MASUNAGA 1905” at Kita-Aoyama in Tokyo
(Produced by Makoto Saito)
2005
Officially open “MASUNAGA 1905” at LACHIC in Nagoya
Release the centennial model on the 100th anniversary of a company

Design Excellent Company Award received
2006
Sponsor of the Kazuo Kawasaki exhibition
2009
Selected to 300 energetic mono-making small and medium-sized enterprise companies
(Ministry of Economy, Trade and industry)
2012
MASUNAGA1905 Room officially opened at 2k540 in Tokyo.
2013
MASUNAGA1905 officially opened in Gakuen-mae, Nara.
“MASUNAGA G.M.S. Limited 2013” won the Silmo d’Or 2013 Special Jury Prize.
2014
MASUNAGA designed by Kenzo Takada “Campanule” won the Silmo d’Or 2014 for the Sunglass category.
2015
MASUNAGA GMS-106 won the Silmo d’Or 2015 for the optic frame category.
2016
MASUNAGA1905 Room officially opened in Asagaya, Tokyo.
2017
MASUNAGA1905 officially opened in Umeda, Osaka.

OFFICIAL STORES

TOKYO AOYAMA

2-12-34 Kita-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0061 JAPAN
TEL:+81-33403-1905
Opening hours:11:00〜20:00
Regular holiday:The 1st・the 3rd Tuesday
Contact

OSAKA UMEDA

Hankyu Sanbangai South Building 1F, 1-1-3 Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0012 JAPAN
TEL:+81-66292-1905
Opening hours:10:00〜21:00
No regular holiday
Contact

NAGOYA LACHIC

Lachic 6F 3-6-1 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi, 460-0008 JAPAN
TEL:+81-52241-1905
Opening hours:11:00〜21:00
No regular holiday
Contact

NARA

4-1-18 Fujinokidai, Nara-shi, Nara, 631-0044 JAPAN
TEL:+81-74253-1905
Opening hours:10:00〜19:00
No regular holiday
Contact

TOKYO 2k540

2k540 5-9-11 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-0005 JAPAN
TEL:+81-36806-0011
Opening hours:11:00〜19:00
Regular holiday:Every Wednesday
Contact

TOKYO ASAGAYA

Asagaya-minami, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, 166-0004 JAPAN
TEL:+81-33318-1905
Opening hours:10:00〜19:00
Regular holiday:Every Wednesday
Contact

OVERSEAS BASES

(U.S.A.)

Masunaga Group, Inc.

6400 Canoga Avenue, Suite358 Woodland Hills, CA.91367 U.S.A.
TEL. 1-818-610-3006
http://www.masunaga1905.com/

(Switzerland)

KOKI Europa

WEINMANNGASSE140 CH-8700 Kusnacht
TEL. 41-1-991-3232

(Beijing)

北京増永眼鏡有限公司

北京市朝陽区東大橋路8号 SOHO 尚都北塔4階2466室
TEL. 86-10-6568-6598

(Hong Kong)

KOKI MASUNAGA Optical(H.K.) Co., Ltd.

Room 04, 10/Floor Omega Plaza,No.32-34A Dundas Street,Mongkok Kowloon,HONG KONG
TEL. 852-2771-0282

(Malaysia)

KOKI MASUNAGA MALAYSIA SDN. BHD.

Lot No. PT12689, Tuanku Jaafar Industrial Park 71450Sg.
Gadut, Seremban Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus
TEL. 60-6780767

(Malaysia)

Malaysia Branch

Suite C-05-12, Block C, Plaza Mont’ kiara No2, jalan 1/70c, Mont’ kiara 50480
Kuala Lumpur
TEL. 60-03-6201-7467

DOMESTIC AFFILIATED COMPANIES

Masunaga Menlo Park Institute of Technology

Masunaga Honten(PTE) Ltd.

Kansai Optical Co.,Ltd.

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