The story of "MATSUKAN KOGYO"

1907 in Meiji era. Matsumoto Kanshiro created Matsukan budogu to produce kendo, jukendo and judo equipment using their local area famous cotton and Bushu textile.

 

His name was immortalized in Matsumoto Kogyo symbol that carries his name.

In 1954, right after the ban on kendo was lift, Matsukan budogu change its name to Matsukan Kogyo, and had work tirelessly together in helping to promote kendo by supplying large amount of bogu.

 

It has lasted for more than 100 years, and have expended its business to other sports like baseball. In 2009, president of the company Matsumoto Manabu decides to pass it to Ando Shingo to carry on Matsukan Kogyo.

Mr.Ando is a legend in business industries. With spirit and ingenuity he pushed and revitalize Matsukan Kogyo into one of kendo bogu manufacturing power house. With multiple range of products that focus not only on comfort and easy to use, they are also adventurous in using new material to create new functions and values in kendo equipment.

Poster:
Kenshi Nagamatsu

Born December 8th, 1987 in Tokyo
Graduated from Keio University's Faculty of Law.

Started Kendo at 5 years old at the Tokyo-budokan (located in Ota-ku, Tokyo), and continued kendo club activities throughout Keio junior high school and Keio high school, and during Keio University Athletic Association's Kendo association, as well as Nomura Securities' Kendo association.

Started KENDO PARK services in 2017.

Major kendo accomplishments include:
・Second place in Kanagawa prefecture's high school kendo tournament
・Best 8 in Kanto students' new player tournament
・Best 16 in All-Japan Business Organization Kendo Tournament, etc.