ARTISTS

Amita Arthur & Bond Asahi Shoten Ashihara Fujii, Yoshitoyo Fukui Hagiya, Katsuhira Hattori, Kintaro Ikeda, Seisuke G. Ikoma Kagawa, Katsuhiro Kawano, Yoshinosuke Komai, Otojiro Komai, Seibei Kuhn & Komor Kumeno, Teitaro Kuroda, Kiichi Kyoto Damascene Mitsui, Yoshio Mitsukoshi Miyamoto Shoko Murakami Toyo Nagata Namikawa, Yasuyuki Nogawa, Noboru Ogurusu Ohayo Okubo Brothers Samurai Shokai Takeda Brothers Uyeda, Kichigoro Yamanaka

Amita Co. artists: Minai, Torahiko Kanamori, Takeshi

Other artists

UYEDA, KICHIGORO 植田 吉五郎

HISTORY

K. Uyeda (Kichigoro Uyeda) are likely to be the oldest established Japanese silversmiths still in business. Founded in 1884 as a souvenir store for foreign turists, it is still in business today.

Uyeda store in late 1920's.

In 1923, Uyeda store has been opened in recently built Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, designed by the famous american architect Frank Lloyd Wright. There were many famous people among Uyeda's customers: american baseball players Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio, actress Marilyn Monroe, diplomat Henry Kissinger and his wife, professor and american diplomat Edwin Reischauer and his wife.

Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, 1923.

After the Great Kanto earthquake in 1923, Uyeda store has been moved to the Yarakucho neighborhood, located near the Ginza district. Both the first and the second floor of the building were designed in a compromise between East and West style.

ADDRESS

14, Bukkoji Muromachi-nishie-iru, Kyoto

MARKS



K. Uyeda trade mark

Individual marks of artists from the K. Uyeda company



植田
UYEDA



光秋
MITSUAKI



正秀
MASAHIDE



秀光
HIDEMITSU




UNKNOWN

ADVERTISEMENTS
1910
1935
1959
1960

EXAMPLES (from the internet)

EXAMPLES (from my collection)