1938   Notebook bindery “Hakucho-Do” is established in Tokyo.
1982   Company name changes to Ito Bindery Co., Ltd.
1988   A new headquarters is built. An “auto stitching line” is introduced for increased bookbinding volume.
2009   Self-produced Drawing Pads and Memo Blocks go on sale.
2010   The “Good Design Award” is awarded to the Drawing Pads and Memo Blocks.
2011   The Drawing Pads are sold at the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) store.
2011   Our products are exhibited at the Tokyo Midtown MUJI store.
2013   “CRAFTED FOR LEXUS” products made in collaboration with Toyota Lexus are released.

January 1940.  Founder: the second from the front left

Picture taken January 1940. The founder is in the front row, second from the left