About Us


The founder of the company, a braid craftsman from Kiryu, Gunma Prefecture, established it in Tokyo around the time of the Civil War in 1876. The name of the company was Kiryudo.

He started a business as a manufacturer and wholesaler specializing in traditional Japanese braided cords (Kumihimo), producing versions for pocket watches, Obijime (sash belts), and Haori (kimono jackets).

Kiryudo was awarded a gold medal for haori cords at the National Industrial Exhibition held in Ueno, Tokyo.

Today, we have a retail store near Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo. We sell Obijime and Haori cords at the store. In addition to Kumihimo, we also offer kimono accessories and Japanese goods that incorporate Kumihimo.

Japanese braided cords have been used for various purposes since ancient times, and we will continue the tradition while striving for new possibilities in the future.

Corporate Summary


  • Trading Name: Kiryudo Co., Ltd.
  • Office: 1-27-6 Kiyokawa, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Tel: +81-3-3873-2105
  • Email: contact@kiryudo.co.jp

Retail Branch Department

  • Kiryudo Asakusa Store:
    • Address: 1-32-12 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo (map)
    • Tel: +81-3-3847-2680
  • Asakusa Haneda Store:
    • Address: 1-32-11 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo (map)
    • Tel: +81-3-3843-6741

Company Details

  • Establishment: 1958
  • Business: Braided cord and sales (some wholesale), booth sales
  • Capital: 10 million yen
  • Representative Directors: Shinji Haneda, Yuji Haneda
  • Bank Accounts:
    • Mizuho Bank, Kaminarimon Branch, checking account 3049
    • Asahi Shinkin Bank, Asakusa Branch, checking account 023662
    • UFJ Bank, Ueno Branch


  • 1876: Established in Tokyo
  • 1887: Kiryudo Ltd. established. Sold to famous wholesalers in Kyoto and Osaka, all department stores in Tokyo, and department stores in the Tohoku region.
  • 1944: Business closed due to the war.
  • 1946: Rebuilt as Kiryudo Haneda Shoten
  • 1958: Kiryudo Co., Ltd. established with capital of 1 million yen.
  • 1975: Capital increased to 4 million yen
  • 1996: Capital increased to 10 million yen
  • 1999: Opened directly managed retail stores
  • 2003: Opened Fukagawa store
  • 2007: Relocated Fukagawa store to Asakusa (Asakusa Haseda)