Kofu City, Yamanashi Prefecture, where our parent company, LUCKY Co., Ltd., is headquartered, was discovered about 1,000 years ago in Mt. This marked the beginning of the history of the city as a jewel town.
In 1834, during the Edo period, Yasuke, who was a jade merchant in Kyoto and head of Tamaya, came from Kyoto to Koshu to purchase rough stones. The making of crystal balls began with the teaching of the technique of polishing crystals with garnet.
At the end of the Edo period, most of the craftsmen moved to Kofu City, and the products were sold not only in Japan but also overseas.
In the early Meiji era, processing techniques and tools were developed, and in the mid-Meiji era, cutting of crystals for jewelry began in addition to crystal balls and ornaments. Although there were problems such as the depletion of raw stones, efforts were also made to import raw stones from overseas, and high-quality techniques were inherited.
|A work scene of crystal polishing with a foot-operated top polishing machine in the Meiji period.
|In the Taisho era (1912-1926), the top polishing machine was automated.
In the early Showa period, polishing technology made a further leap forward, and various items such as rings, pendants, and brooches were made. rice field.
Currently, there are more than 1,000 companies, and 1/3 of the jewelry in Japan is made in Kofu City, Yamanashi Prefecture, and it has become known as the largest production area in Japan.
LUCKY Co., Ltd. was founded in 1937 by Minoru Mochizuki, the founder, for the purpose of wholesale of crystals and agates under the name of Lucky Shokai Co., Ltd., which was very innovative at the time.
Second generation Masao Mochizuki retired from Toshiba's nuclear power department and became president in 1967. Taking advantage of his previous career, he was one of the first to adopt computers in the jewelry industry, where it had become customary to manually manage all inventory, and achieved a dramatic improvement in performance.
In 1988, we established a factory in Dalian, China, and succeeded in increasing our production capacity, and we continue to operate stably today. In addition, with a view to overseas expansion, we have been working on the appointment of foreigners from an early stage, which is rare for small and medium-sized enterprises. I'm here.
In 2005, Naoki Mochizuki, the 3rd generation president, was appointed president at the young age of 28. Like his father Masao, he brought his previous experience in Pasona and Recruit, a different industry, to the jewelry industry. We will explore the possibilities of
In 2013, we renovated the Kofu head office building and opened Lucky Open Factory as a facility where you can experience the joy of jewelry more closely.
Based on the experience and know-how cultivated by our parent company, LUCKY Co., Ltd., we, Lucky & Company, are energetically working to revitalize local industries not only in our hometown of Yamanashi Prefecture, but also throughout Japan. Beyond that, I would like to carry out various initiatives to revitalize Japan with the power of design and creativity.
|Becomes current company name
|Established Elle Crafts Co., Ltd.
|New office building of Lucky Shokai Co., Ltd. completed
|(Yes) Established Your Kobo
|Opened Tokyo office
|Exhibited at the Basel Fair (Switzerland) Started Lucky Creative Forum
|Released "ETSURO HIRAOKA" Exhibited at Hong Kong Jewelry & Watch Fair
|Moved Tokyo office to Akasaka Established Dalian Soshin Craft Co., Ltd. in China
|CI introduced Olivier Montagu launched
|Exhibited at JA Show (U.S.A.)
|ELLE Kogeisha Co., Ltd. Completed the new company building of Your Kobo Co., Ltd.
|Started sales of private brand "ME." Actress Rie Tomosaka appointed as image character
|"WITH ME" private brand sales start
Naoki Mochizuki appointed as new president Purchased new factory building in Dalian, China
| Standard & Poor's corporate evaluation "aaa" (triple a)
"L & Co. for men" private brand sales start
Started operation of me. official site Started operation of jewelry marketplace wholesale site
|"me.luxe" private brand sales start
|"H bijouterie" private brand sales start
|AprRenovation of head office building and opening of "LUCKY OPEN FACTORY"
|M&A of 55 brand stores in department stores to group companies
|"L&Co." Isetan Shinjuku store opened
|“L&Co.” ZOZOTOWN store opened
|Bridal shop "atelier L&Co." opened in Kofu