|Corporate Name||Houkodou Company Limited|
|Nature of Business||Manufacture and wholesales of brushes for calligraphy, Japanese painting, and make-up/ Wholesales of calligraphy-related products, sumi, suzuri,and paper Tourism service|
|Office and Shop||10-6-23 Dekiniwa, Kumano-cho, Aki-gun, Hiroshima, Japan 731-4221|
|Paid in Capital||10,000,000yen|
|1900||The company was founded by the first president, Azuma Ihara. He started to make calligraphic writing brushes in Kumano, Hiroshima.|
|The end of 1945||The second president, Takuzo(Shisei) Ihara inherited the company.|
|January, 1976||The company was incorporated as a stock company.|
|August, 1978||The third president, Hiroshi Niwa inherited the company.
A new branch was established in Nagoya, Aichi.
In addition to calligraphic writing brushes, calligraphic habiliments, such as sumi, suzuri and paper were added to the business items.
|December,1986||A new branch was established in Kobe, Hyogo.|
|March, 1996||A new branch was established in Tokyo.|
|June, 1997||The main office was moved to the current place.|
|April, 2001||Tokyo branch became independent as Eiji Houkodou.|
|September, 2001||Kobe branch became independent as Kobe Houkodou.|
|September, 2002||Nagoya branch became independent as Nagoya Houkodou.|
|March, 2014||A Kumano town Vistor Center opened.|
|October, 2016||The fourth president, Tomoko Ihara inherited the company.|