ARTISTS

Abe Shoten Amita Arthur & Bond Asahi Shoten Ashizuki CPO Dunhill Namiki Fujii, Yoshitoyo "Fuku" mark Fukushima Shoten Hagiya, Katsuhira Hattori, Kintaro Ikeda, Seisuke G. Ikoma Kagawa, Katsuhiro Y. Kawano Komai, Otojiro S. Komai Y. Konoike Kuhn & Komor Kumeno, Teitaro Kuroda, Kiichi Kyoto Damascene Co. Mitsui, Yoshio Mitsukoshi Miyamoto Shoko Murakami, Torajiro Murakami Yoko Y. Namikawa Nogawa, Noboru Ogurusu Ohayo Okubo Brothers Samurai Shokai Shimokado Takeda Brothers K. Uyeda Yamanaka Yamazaki Shoten Yiwangjik

Amita Co. artists: Minai, Torahiko Kanamori, Takeshi

Other artists

Here you can find a summary of identified marks. For aditional information, such as history and cigarette case examples refer to sections above or click on the button below the mark.










































































SIGNATURES

The artist's signature is often composed out of three kanji:


where the first two kanji represent the artist's name or pseudonym. The last kanji varies and is usually one of the following: 製 ("sei" = made by), 作 ("saku" = produced by), 造 ("zo" = created by), 刻 ("koku" = carved/engraved by), 刀 ("katana" - carved/engraved by), 堂 ("do" - store), 店 ("ten" - shop).