Kaburagien established as a Japanese
green tea wholesaler in 1897 by the Inejiro KABURAGI 1st when Tokyo was called
At that time, Kaburagien exported the Japanese green teas from the Yokohama
international port to US. When the international port opened in Simizu in 1917,
Kaburagien changed its business from exporter to domestic wholesaler because
the distance from Tokyo to Simizu were long for Kaburagien by the transportation
in early previous century.
Kaburagien became the 1st wholesaler of Tokyo and kept its status.
Inegiro KABURAGI 2nd succeed its business and golden age of Kaburagien started.
Kaburagien kept oligopoly in north part of Tokyo.
After world war 2nd ended. The diversified distribution channels of the Japanese
green tea industry appeared and that is same in Tokyo and Kaburagien had lost
its oligopoly but Kaburagien kept its advantage as the Japanese green tea wholesaler
Kaburagien opened retail branch in 1947 and its business is steadily grow.
The time of a Japanese economic boom from late 1950th many Japanese companies
invested and became big but Inegiro KABURAGI 2nd ‘s way is not invest unreasonable.
Kaburagien run as steady small company in the period.
Isao KABURAGI ( 3rd generation) joined Kaburagien in 1963 and Isao KABURAGI grow
Kaburagien firmly and steadily with the economic boom in Japan from 1960th. Isao
KABURAGI built 9th floor office building and made Kaburagien as corporation.
In this period, Japanese green tea industry whole is prospered. In 1980th “convenience”
required to the Japanese green teas. Under Isao KABURAGI’s presidency, Kaburgaein.Co.Ltd
continuously grow and Kaburagien Co.Ltd welcome the 100years anniversary in 1997.
(Isao KABURAGI also worked for development of Japanese green tea industry as
the broad of directors of the Japanese green tea Tokyo association through 1980th
and 1990th. The Japanese green tea industry’s campaign “ The Japanese green tea
are good for health” is Isao KABURAGI’s proposal and he implemented.
Since then, Kaburagien restated export and Kaburagein.Co.Ltd is doing business
in a global perspective. Kaburagien is doing a tea business in a motto of “ If
customers choose one tea company from thousands of tea shops.”