About Us


We explore a new world of beauty while passing down traditional craftsmanship…
Our goal is to be appreciated by customers.

The crafting of precious metal was mostly handled by craftsmen, handed down in their family. Takenori Obuchi, the current Chairman of the company, started out as a craftsman, opened his own business and founded “Obuchi Ginki” in 1955.
Pioneering and introducing new technology in the traditional metal crafting industry, Obuchi Ginki has created a nation-wide customer base and sales network.
Since its founding, we have strived to develop new technology and created many products using those technologies: plants made from gold/silver in the “Bonsai” series; unique and original bird objects in the “Reicho” series, made with very fine 0.08mm gold/silver material using our technology and art; and other products using our LPC (Light Precise Casting, or electro-casting) technology.
Our production genres vary widely from fine art to gift products. We also put effort in developing our brand.

Management Philosophy

“Creating happiness by adding value and joy to materials.”

Fundamental Policies

  • We pursue artistry in materials.
  • We pursue potential in materials.
  • We pursue our own potential as humans.
  • We help build our partners’ prosperity.
  • We bring our customers joy.
  • We bring joy to all our employees.

President’s Message

“President Tsuneo Obuchi”We, Obuchi Ginki, have been pursuing the potential and artistry of precious metal, based on our philosophy: “Creating happiness by adding value and joy to materials.”
Combining the traditional craftsmanship and the latest technology with the traits of materials, we continue to develop new products and bring our customers “the joys of decoration, admiration and use,” which we believe leads to creating happiness through precious metals.
It has been said that the history of precious metals goes back 6,000 years, and its value is globally recognized, We strongly believe that the value will last a thousand years due to rarity. The shapes and use of metal products have been greatly changed since the beginning. In the future they will continue to evolve with the times, building further value.
Over the past few years, an increasing number of people are interested in precious metals. We, Obuchi Ginki, will continue to strive to incorporate the customers’ voice into our products, maximizing the potential and artistry of precious metal crafts to promote the precious metal crafting industry.

Tsuneo Obuchi

Company Profile

Company name
Obuchi Ginki Co., Ltd.
Started business
June 1st, 1955
June 1st, 1966
80 million Yen
Tsuneo Obuchi
Board members
Tsuneo Obuchi
Managing Director
Keiko Obuchi
Executive Director
Akiko Obuchi
Executive Director
Tatsuhiko Obuchi
Number of employees
Head Office
Head Office: 3-1-13, Higashi-Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0015
TEL:03-3847-7711 FAX:03-3843-1360
Adachi branch
Adachi branch: 1-13-16, Rokugatsu, Adachi-ku, Tokyo 121-0814
Osaka branch
Osaka branch: Funakoshi Center Bldg. 2F, 2-4-6 Funakoshi-cho, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0036

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Lines of business
Manufacture and sales of goldware, silverware, precious metal crafts and commemorative products
Main business partners
Mitsukoshi, Limited, Wako Co., Ltd., TANAKA Kikinzoku Jewelry K.K., Jupiter Shop Channel Co., Ltd, and department stores

Company History

June 1955
Takenori Obuchi, the founder, opened “Obuchi Ginki Seisakusho” at 25 Minami-inari-cho, Taito-ku, Tokyo.
October 1959
Relocated the office to 2-3-4 Kitaueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo in order to expand the business.
January 1964
Built a factory at 2-11-7 Kitaueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
June 1966
Reorganized into a stock company, and established “Obuchi Ginki Co., Ltd.”
September 1970
Built a branch office of three-story building made of reinforced concrete, at 2-10-2 Kitaueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
October 1971
Relocated and built a storehouse at 2-3-12 Kitaueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
August 1972
Built a four-story building made of reinforced concrete at the former site of the factory, changing the name of the plant to “manufacturing department.”
October 1979
Opened the Adachi branch at 1-13-16 Rokugatsu, Adachi-ku, Tokyo
June 1987
Opened the Okachimachi store at 5-26-14 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
August 1992
Built a new building and relocated the main office to the current address: 3 chome, Higashiueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Established the Silverware Museum
December 1996
Opened the Osaka branch office in Tokui-cho, Chuo-ku, Osaka
July 2001
Former Executive Director Tsuneo Obuchi became President.
November 2019
Launched the “Mitsunori” brand and renewed Gold Salon at the Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store.
December 2021
Osaka branch office relocated to Funakoshi-cho, Chuo-ku, Osaka for business expansion.