Based in Shimbashi, Tokyo, Kawachiya – the company behind the design and manufacture of the KUNISAWA stationery brand – has been providing its craftsmanship to customers since Japan's Edo period (1603-1868). Shimbashi is recognized as the birthplace of Japan's railway and is now widely known as a district frequented by the business people of Ginza, Marunouchi, and Shinagawa. Kawachiya continues to give life to all expressions created from paper and ink, including special printing/processing and letterpress printing. Since its establishment in 1971, the company has stood alongside numerous creative clients such as advertising agencies, graphic designers, photographers, and artists to give form to a variety of inspirations.
A new stationery brand – KUNISAWA – was launched as another new expression in 2017.