Creation of Comfortable Spaces That Everyone Can Enjoy.


KOTOBUKI’s Ideal Public Space Is One that Everyone Can Enjoy---a Safe Space that Survives for Generations.

The “Creation of Comfortable Spaces That Everyone Can Enjoy” has been KOTOBUKI’s basic philosophy since its inception. To this end, safety and quality are indispensable. As a creator of public spaces, KOTOBUK’s mission is to satisfy the various requirements related to the strength, durability, and safety of chairs and maintain high standards. High-quality chairs are indispensable in public spaces such as opera theatres and concert halls, where people of different backgrounds are inspired by the same cultural activities; on soccer and baseball fields, where people share the same passion; and at educational facilities, where ergonomics are applied in the pursuit of nurturing the next generation. The need for reliable chairs is universal. Focusing on people’s need to feel secure, KOTOBUKI pursues “Comfortable Chairs” based on our firm belief that “Peace of Mind Is the Basis of Enjoyment.”

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Shigeyuki Fukasawa, CEO

People Meet and Interact. Here is KOTOBUKI SEATING.

Envisioning the pleasant gathering of people at public spaces, KOTOBUKI SEATING CO., LTD. ("KOTOBUKI," "we" or the "Company"), has operated for more than 100 years. We have been tirelessly refining our technology to create people's smiles, and each product of the Company is the fruit of our genuine pursuit of innovation. Such devotion is our instinct and commitment. It is also proof of our strict adherence to safety and quality. The Company's history, which has broadened people's smiles, will be extended well into the future. We can hear the voices of people interacting with each other.

As a Pioneer of Public Seating.

Since our inception as KOTOBUKI Shoten in 1914, we have operated for approximately 100 years and will continue to prosper as KOTOBUKI SEATING. Many of the chairs and other furniture in theaters and halls that we delivered during the past 100 years have been functioning well in many venues, resulting in increased trust of KOTOBUKI. Continuing to adhere to KOTOBUKI's founding corporate philosophy, "Always with a Pioneering Spirit," we will further deepen our highly professional technologies and continue persistent efforts in production, tackling various challenges for another 100 years.

Ours Is an Evolved Form of Kindness.

KOTOBUKI's enthusiasm for its products can be described as "being kind to the users of our chairs over the long term." Our efforts in pursuit of long-term safety and the comfort of chairs are ongoing. Of course, environmental friendliness is also important. The evolution of chairs is seen not only in their functional shapes but also in the enhancement of environmental considerations, the improved utilization of space and the development of Universal Design (UD). We are proud that the UD concept has been a continuing pursuit of KOTOBUKI in its century-long history, resulting in tangible outcomes. Our concepts for the "Universal Design," "Ecology" and "Long Life" of products are the basis of our product creation and continue to evolve.

Trust Begins with KOTOBUKI and Strengthens over Time.

KOTOBUKI's ideal products are those that do not let people feel that time has elapsed. However, nothing can last forever. When renewal becomes necessary, we fully optimize our design and technological capabilities and create unique comfortable desks/chairs that can endure for decades. We believe that trust can be strengthened across generations.