amuse boucheThe Story of IKINABATA around You

It was way back in 1890 that Katsutaro Inabata founded Inabata Senryoten, the predecessor of Inabata & Co., Ltd., after studying what was then the world's most advanced dye technology in France. The IK logo deriving from his initials was born at the same time.

Although the color and shape may have changed with the times, IK has always been familiar to the public as the symbol of our company. Along with his philosophy of love (ai: "I") and respect (kei: "K") for people, today's Inabata & Co. carries on the borderless dynamism and entrepreneurial spirit of our founder.

This is the story of our IK logo from its early days, as seen in photographs.