about us
About us|Shogado(Shikishi , Shuincho , Pochibukuro , etc)


Shogado was found in 1964.
We make shikishi, tanzaku, wahoncho, and other washi paper products for all over Japan.
We produce Japanese stationery by traditional methods and are spreading them to the world.
Famous washi paper such as Echizen and Kurotani are used as materials.
Each product is made from highly skilled craftsman in Kyoto.

Traditional craftsmanship and materials are essential for our company. We wish to take part in helping for a sustainable environment.

Shogado Co., Ltd.
Yasuhiro Matsuo

Company profile

Company name Shogado Co., Ltd.
Representative Yasuhiro Matsuo
Founded 1964
Address 4-1. Montacho Uzumasa Ukyoku Kyoto-city 616-8117
Tel. +81-75-881-8488
Fax. 075-861-9321
E-MAIL info@shogado.co.jp
Business Shikishi・Tanzaku・Wahoncho・Japanese Washi Paper Products


1964 Started business
1972 Published catalogue “Kyo no Bi” vol. 1.
1995 Published catalogue “Kyo no Bi” vol. 2.
1997 Started company
2003~2005 Research and development with Yojiro Goto for 3 years as a member of Hyogenjuku.
Announced and exhibited new products at “in Touch(Shibuya)” for 3 years in a row between 2003 to 2005.
2004~2005 Made cards with Kenzo Takada’s new brand Gokankobo.
Exhibited cards of Kenzo Takada at 2005 Maison & Objet.
2006 “Etomaru” received the Kyoto Design Award 2006.
2007 “Wagara Notebook” was published in “Rakutabi-Bunko No. 004 Kyo no Kamiasobi”.
2007 “Watojibon” and “Kakishibuzome Shuincho” were published in “Waraku(May edition)”.
2008~2009 Planned and produced “Kakocho” and “Kotobatato” for “Kyoto Style Cafe 2009”.
2009 Started homepage
2009 “Kakocho” received the Kyoto Design Award 2009 and was published in “KATEIGAHO”.
2009 “Kakocho” was published in “Kyoto Okurimono Techo”.
2010 Published in “Kyo no Bi” Vol. 3. Participated in the “Kyoto Style Cafe 2010” and exhibited “A Un” in the Tokyo International Gift Show 2010.
2010 “A Un” received the Kyoto Design Award 2010.
2011 Participated in the “La Filosofia dell’Acqua”.
2012 “Zen” series received the Kyoto Design Award 2012.