Company history

1965(approximately)
Invested in plastic welding equipment, manufactured plastic covers for sickles
1973
Commenced business as Michihamono factory, began selling a display set of DIY carpentry tools
1975
Began selling a display set of gardening tools and began manufacturing blades for wood engraving machines
1977
Began manufacturing carving knives
1979
Restructured company as Michihamono K. K.
1982
Began manufacturing carving knives with high-speed steel
1984
Began manufacturing and selling carving knives for woodblock carving
1986
Began selling the “Haisu Care” carving knife sharpener
1987
Began selling “sosaku baren” tools used in woodblock printing
1991
Visit to China to teach technology for producing sickles
1992
Began importing and selling Chinese sickles in Japan
1993
Began sale of the Mini “Haisu Care” sharpener
1996
Opened the Sagamihara Liaison Office
1997
Began sale of the “Diacare” sharpener
1999
Began sale of carving knives for schoolchildren
2001
Moved the Sagamihara Liaison Office to open the Tokyo Sales Office
2004
Launched the website of the Hiyokko Sickle brand
2007
Launched the Carving Time for Everyone website
2010
Moved the Tokyo Sales Office and opened the Antenna Shop CARVY
2013
Satoru Tanaka took over as the new Chief Executive Officer to replace the president
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