The story of KUSAKURA - Martial Arts
Martial Arts

The story of KUSAKURA - Martial Arts

Kusakura’s origin takes us back 100 years to Osaka, the Japanese port city that was once home to a Samurai Commander remembered for his military feats. It was there that the founder of Kusakura paid tribute to the Samurai Commander by incorporating elements of his family crest into Kusakura’s trademark logo.

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The story of BUTTERFLY Table Tennis
Table Tennis

The story of BUTTERFLY Table Tennis

On a cold winter day in 1950, Tamasu Co. Ltd. came to life under the care of Hikosuke Tamasu, a Japanese WWII veteran with a love for table tennis. Mr. Tamasu’s vision was to provide the residents of his hometown with table tennis equipment, thereby encouraging the sport.

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The story of VICTAS Table Tennis
Table Tennis

The story of VICTAS Table Tennis

When Yamato Takkyu Inc. first opened its doors in 1931, it had just one product: celluloid balls. From there, the company grew to achieve many firsts including working with notable players such as Koki Niwa, Liam Pitchford, Jang Woojin, and more recently, Benedikt Duda.

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The story of DARKER Table Tennis
Table Tennis

The story of DARKER Table Tennis

Hinoki wood (Japanese Cypress) and table tennis have a fascinating history dating back to 1955. It’s the year Hinoki replaced the African Okoume as the preferred wood for table tennis blades. Why? Because Hinoki was a “faster wood.”

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