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Gin-Ichi Company Statement

GIN-ICHI – A name that has stood for quality, integrity and exceptional service for over 50 years.

First formed as a tiny 40sq.ft niche store dedicated to large format cameras. From those humble beginnings, Gin-Ichi has blossomed into a photography supply company with over 60 staff. That can meet the needs of the most demanding professional.

Throughout our long history, it has been our goal to earn the trust and respect of our customers, be they amateur or professional. We have come to understand that long-term customer satisfaction depends on our ability to maintain excellent customer relations and offer the best solutions.

We know that professional photographers are the most demanding of our customer groups, and we are aware that their repeat business is essential to our continued success. Therefore we developed the phrase “The Professionals Source”. We use this to describe our business focus and as a promise that we are dedicated to keeping; That we must give each and every customer the kind of respect and dependable assistance that we would extend to a professional.

These core beliefs have made Gin-Ichi Japan’s leading retailer of professional photographic equipment and inkjet graphic products, serving customers through our Tsukishima retail store, online shop and direct delivery. Thousands of satisfied customers stand in testament to the success of our efforts.

We are constantly striving to find the perfect solutions for our customers, both old and new. As a result of this, we have now started offering digital video support and lighting solutions at Studioshop, because we understand that the professional must face up to ever changing imaging demands. We hope that you can come and experience our passion for photography, and let us help you find exactly what you need.

Now for The Important Information

Established in 1956 in Shimbashi, Tokyo. We became the company known as Gin-Ichi in 1960 after relocating to Ginza, Tokyo. At this point Gin-Ichi became a joint stock corporation.

In the 1970’s , always looking for innovation, Gin-Ichi began importing products from overseas and developing a more efficient distribution network for the domestic markets.
Throughout the 80’s Gin-Ichi expanded its overseas business, with a joint venture in the USA with Setworks Inc, the development of the overseas division, and the acquisition of a new head office in Ginza.

Continuing the tradition of innovation, Gin-Ichi became the first professional digital supply shop in Japan in 1993.
Also in the 90’s the Setworks Japan business was moved to Tsukishima in Chuo Ku, Tokyo. The distribution center was also moved to the same location, enabling the high-speed distribution of professional photography supplies.

In 2006 Gin-Ichi celebrated its 50th anniversary by moving the head offices to its own building in Ginza.
This year Gin-Ichi merged Studioshop and Photoshop to form the new one-stop shop ‘Gin-Ichi Studioshop’ in our open and spacious Tsukishima location, this will help us to work more efficiently and keep on providing innovation for the next 50 years.

Contact Details

Company Name

Gin-Ichi Corporation (Gin-Ichi KK)

Head Office

3-11-14 Ginza, Chuo-Ku,
Tokyo 104-0061,
Japan

Corporate Website : http://www.ginichi.co.jp
New and Professional Establishment Enquires (03) 5550-5036
Fax (03) 3451-2445

President / CEO
Toshinari Niwa
Executive Director
Hideaki Ogawa

Gin-Ichi Studioshop

1-14-9 Tsukishima, Chuo-ku,
Tokyo 104-0052,
Japan

Website : http://www.studioshop.jp/

Phone (03) 5548-5131
Fax (03) 5548-5135

Opening hours :
Mon-Fri 9.30am – 6.30pm
Sat 11am – 5pm

Gin-Ichi OnlineShop

Website : http://www.ginichi.com/

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