Dieboard History for 90 Years

The history of manufacturing Paper container & dieboard in Japan goes back old until the Meiji era. They have a detailed description in "Michi(Road)" that is commemoration magazine for 25 years by Tokyo Dieoard Industry Association. A part of this magazine is excerpted, quoted, and it introduces outline of historical fact that relates to our company since end of the Meiji era as a history of dieboard of 85 years as follows.

1905: The Victorian Printer*1 made in Germany appears in National Industrial Exhibition opened in Osaka.
Tsujimoto SanshokubanInsatsusho (the following Tsujimoto ShashinKougeisha) in Tokyo buys it first.
1911: To attend the coronation of British king George V, the Imperial Household Ministry requests seal production for the present from imperial household in Japan to British imperial household from Joint-stock company Shosando (the following Tokyo-Shiki Co., Ltd. and present Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.) founded by Asano 3 brothers.
They produce it with the sheet copper print stamping out method.
1912: Godparent Shiichi Tajima of "Shiki(Paper container)" establishes Nihon Shiki Seizosho (Present Nippon Daishowa Paperboard Co., LTD.).
2 Thomson type stamping out machines*2 are bought. "Kamibako" was a general name till then.
1912: Shosando imports the seal printer with emboss through Kobold & Co. in Germany.
1914: The paper box for milk caramel of Morinaga & Co., Ltd. by the design of Tomoyoshi Mizuno who one of Asano 3 brothers is born. It became a hot-selling product when selling it by the entering 10 sen for 20 pieces of half the price of caramel with past can in the Taishou Eposition held in Ueno Park. (As for the dieboard, the product of Katayama Steel Rule Die Inc. is used.)
1917: Shosando changes the name of the company into Tokyo-Shiki Co,. Ltd.
Around 1922: Kichinojo Aoki from the Arsenal of Artilleryman of Army (Founder of Katayama Steel Rule Die Inc.) receives the support of Tetsuji Asano who undertakes far relative relation and work of dieboard for paper container is founded. The name of the company is Aoki Seisakusho. It becomes the originator of dieboard manufacturing in the Yamanote district. To the same, Kitayama Seisakusho and Morita Seisakusho learn the technique from Mr. Tajima of Nihon-Shigyo Co,. Ltd. and started manufacturing wooden dieboard.
1926: Nihon-Shiki Co., Ltd. has Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. done the absorption amalgamation.
1929: Kazutsugu Michiwake who was processing cutlery develops blade material for dieboard and it begins production.
1930: Kikuyo who is second daughter of Kichinojo Aoki married Takeshi Katayama(the second generation president), Aoki Seisakusho was succeeded to, and the name was changed into Katayama Seisakusho.
1940: The production of dieboard that uses the thick plywood that matched six plywoods starts from beginning fall into the material difficulty because of the wood management.
"Kichinojo Aoki sent off a lot of independent to the world with successor's Takeshi Katayama. The system of Aoki and Katayama has an extension the maximum in dieboard industry. "Seizankai" composed of apprentice and favorite pupils whom they brought up that was named from one character of Aoki and Katayama, and still enjoy the friendship travel because about 30 members are possessed, and the manager takes care of two people alternatively every year."
1957: Tsukatani Hamono Mfg. Co., Ltd. introduces the automatic processing line of blade. Nakayama Corporation also started being done back and forth.
Around 1960: The jigsaw machine develops rapidly. Miyama Kikou Co., Ltd. 300 automatic hunk jigsaw table "Jr.Peck 1400" for the dieboard of paper container that Miyama Kikou Co., Ltd. put on the market sells.
1962: Tokyo Dieoard Industry Association started. Takeshi Katayama was elected a founder chairman.
1965: "The Oide type automatic drafting machine for dieboard of paper container" into which Tokyo Dieoard Industry Association first fee manager Chiyoji Oide built the computer is developed.
1972: Katayama Steel Rule Die Inc. introduces "The Oide type automatic drafting machine for dieboard of paper container".
1974: To develop a first laser cutting machine for dieboard in Japan, Laser Craft Company was established. Isamu Katayama assumes the position of the founder president.
1975: The first laser processing machine made by NEC in Japan was born.
1980: The sample cutter (made by Mutoh Industries Ltd.) of the world first begins operating in Katayama Steel RUle Die Inc.
*1 Inc rollers were removed back, and a dieboard was installed, and it remodeled as a stamping out machine and it came to be diverted though the start was a printer. The Victorian Machine (or the Vic Type) became the pronoun of the stamping out machine in the Kanto district.

*2 Thomson type: Real stamping out machine made in the United States. As for Thomson, the development of the type automatic operation casting machine is known, and being imported by Printing Bureau in 1911.