Shinohara Shiko’s “Introduction”

Shinohara Shiko holds several things dear. 

The first thing we hold dear is our pursuit for the essence of what we make.
We continue asking ourselves questions, so we can make which that carries “you” in it.
We keep asking ourselves why it is that we create and why we create things the way we do. We hold this process – one through which we find the essence in which that is intangible and make it tangible – dear.

The second thing we hold dear is the fact that we work with clients like yourself.
It is our wish to work through projects with our clients.
We don’t distinguish between who design the work and who make the work tangible – rather, our clients and we share ideas and thoughts about the work and do our best to make it tangible.
We believe that a product created out of collaboration has the power to touch the soul of the person who receives it.

The third thing we hold dear is our can-do attitude.
Every day at Shinohara, we see ideas brought to us that no one else has been able to make tangible. Failures and unpredictable challenges are unavoidable when one is about to venture into unchartered territory. However, it is only through challenges that new creations are born, and when our clients and we work together to overcome these challenges, there is a whole new world beyond that for us to behold. 
There are always new discoveries to be made in the process of making things, and it all starts with our “can-do attitude”, with which, given our constraints, we give the challenge our best shot. We go through ups and downs, and it is through this process that products we have never before seen are born. 

It is beyond anyone’s imagination to make something out of human hands and hearts.

And it is always people who make such creations possible.
That is why we cherish everyone who is part of Shinohara Shiko.
It is through challenges that our clients and we build relationships so strong that allow us to get to the essence of what we make and touch the soul of people.

Company Overview

Company name
Shinohara Shiko Ltd.
Founded
May 1974
Incorporated
January 1980
Capital
¥3 million
Representative
Keisuke Shinohara
Main factory
5-51-13 Ojima, Koto Ward, Tokyo 136-0072
Employees
20
Business contents
Binding, Paper processing, Design, Print production, New product planning and development
Transaction bank
The Tokyo Higashi Shinkin Bank Honjo branch / Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Kinshicho branch

Access

Toei Shinjuku Line “Ojima Sta.” 5 minutes walk from Exit A5

History

May 1974
Isamu Shinohara opened a bookbinding business at 4-chome Kanezawa, Sumida Ward, Tokyo.
July 1976
Moved to Asakusabashi, Taito Ward.
May 1978
Moved to 4-chome Honjo, Sumida Ward.
January 1980
Shinohara Shiko Ltd. was incorporated.
December 1985
A new company building was constructed at 4-chome Honjo, Sumida Ward.
September 1997
A second factory was established in Okino, Adachi Ward.
May 1999
The first and second factories merged and moved to Ojima, Koto Ward.
January 2008
“Noritogic System” patent acquired.
September 2010
“Green Printing” certification acquired.
December 2011
“Noritogic Calendar” patent acquired.
March 2012
Inkaren was formed.
February 2013
Keisuke Shinohara was inaugurated as representative director.
November 2014
Factory 4F was launched.

Record of Awards

2010
“60th Graphic Club Stuttgart Calendar Exhibition” Bronze Award / Germany
“7th Asian Print Awards Self-Promotion Category” Gold Award / Hong Kong
2015
“Kokuyo Design Award 2015” Grand Prix / Japan
“49th Japan Book Design Awards” Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture Award / Japan
“66th National Calendar Exhibition” Special Judge Award / Japan
“GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2015” Good Design Award / Japan
2016
“Steidl Book Award Japan” Grand Prix / Japan
“67th National Calendar Exhibition” Special Judge Award / Japan
“67th National Calendar Exhibition” Japan Paper Association Award / Japan
“Gregor International Calendar Exhibition” Silver Award / Germany
2017
“51st Japan Book Design Awards” Japan Book Publishers Association Chairman’s Award / Japan
“51st Japan Book Design Awards” Japan Federation of Printing Industries President’s Award / Japan
“59th National Catalog Exhibition” Japan Paper Association Award / Japan
“59th National Catalog Exhibition” Silver Award / Japan
“68th National Calendar Exhibition” Gold Award / Japan
“68th National Calendar Exhibition” Silver Award / Japan
“68th National Calendar Exhibition” Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau Director’s Award / Japan
“Gregor Calendar Award” Silver Award / Germany
“DFA Design for Asia Awards 2017” Silver Award / Asia
“Aiap Women in Design Award 4th edition” Selected / Italy
“K-Design Award” Grand Prize / South Korea
2018
“52nd Japan Book Design Awards” Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award / Japan
“52nd Japan Book Design Awards” Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award / Japan
“69th National Calendar Exhibition” Gold Award / Japan
“69th National Calendar Exhibition” Bronze Award / Japan
“DFA Design for Asia Awards 2018” Bronze Award / Hong Kong
“Gregor Calendar Award” Silver Award / Germany
2019
“53rd Japan Book Design Awards” Japan Federation of Printing Industries President’s Award / Japan
“61st National Catalog Exhibition” Silver Award / Japan
“Aiap Women in Design Award 4th edition” Selected / Italy
“Top Awards Asia October 2019” Selected / Hong Kong
“DFA Design for Asia Awards” Bronze Award / Hong Kong
2020
“German Design Award 2020” Winner / Germany
“TOPAWARDS ASIA” (INKAREN / memo clip)/ Asia
“GOOD DESIGN  AWARD 2020” Good Design Award(ikue) / Japan
“ACC TOKYO CREATIVITY AWARDS” Design category : Gold、Media Creative category : Silver、Branded Communication category : Bronze(『広告』 Vol.413 特集 : 価値) / Japan
“GOOD DESIGN  AWARD 2020” Good Design Award(『広告』 Vol.413 特集 : 価値) / Japan

*A record of awards received by products Shinohara Shiko was involved in producing.


2008
“33rd Invention Grand Prix / Honorable Mention for Invention
2018
Courageous Management Awards / Honorable Mention
2019
“18th Printing Industry Excellent Environmental Factory
/ Japan Federation of Printing Industries Chairman’s Awards

Staff

Keisuke Shinohara

CEO / Binding director

Keisuke Shinohara

Kazuya Ohara

Binding director

Kazuya Ohara

Tatsuhiko Niijima

Production team
leader

Tatsuhiko Niijima

Mizuki Masubuchi

Production team
manager

Mizuki Masubuchi

Yoshihiro Henmi / Hiroo Miyabayashi / Yuki Takahashi / Emi Sato / Kenichi Hoshino / Tomoko Tabuchi / Ayumu Yamada / Taro Iwaya / Yuna Watanabe / Kumiko Yoshinaga / Saori Urata / Hazuki Miyazono / Toshiyuki Furudate / Keiichi Sasaki

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