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  Our original line of Drawing Pads and Memo Blocks go on sale in Japan
2010   The “Good Design Award” is awarded to the Drawing Pad and Memo Block
2011   The Drawing Pad is sold at the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) store in New York
2011   A display in collaboration with Muji is held at Tokyo Midtown
2013  Goods for the Crafted for Lexus series made in collaboration with Toyota Lexus are sold
2017  The Drawing Pad and Memo Block are sold at Margaret Howell stores in Europe and Japan

January 1940.  Founder: the second from the front left

Picture taken January 1940. The founder, Haruo Ito, is second from the left in the front row. The second generation owner, Toshio Ito, is the child being held by the woman in the front row.