The CEO message

Our company was founded in the mid-1950s, at the dawn of Japan’s rapid economic growth. At that time, hair pomade was becoming popular, and we began by securing waxes and oils, raw materials that were difficult to obtain, Later, we started as a trading company handling industrial chemicals as well as cosmetics.

Beauty and health are eternal issues for all of us, regardless of age or gender. We want to stay as young as possible, We all want to stay as young as possible and enjoy a healthy life with a long healthy life span. In the field of cosmetics, new discoveries and applications in cosmetic dermatology and advanced technologies developed one after another have made it possible to contribute to this goal. Unlike pharmaceuticals, health foods are mildly effective and can be expected to maintain beauty and health without the risk of side effects.

Our motto is to make the most appropriate proposal for your desired theme based on the safety and efficacy data of various raw materials. In addition, we are not only a supplier of raw materials, but also use the wealth of information obtained from handling a large number of raw materials, We would like to support your commercialization by participating in product planning and development of cosmetics and health foods.

We will continue to work tirelessly as a company whose purpose and pleasure is to contribute to your beauty and health, even if only in a small way. We sincerely appreciate your continued support and patronage.

Katsuhiko Murakami, Representative Director

Company overview

Company name Kotobuki Trading Co., Ltd
The CEO Katsuhiko Murakami
Head office 1-4-7, Nihonbashihoncho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-0023, Japan TEL. +81-3-3279-2311
Kashiwa Distribution Center 4-1-5, Kitakashiwa, Kashiwa-shi, Chiba-ken, 277-0832, Japan Tel.+81-471-64-5240
Founding March in 1947
Establishment January 13th in 1951
Capital 27,000,000 JPY
Main bank
Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
Nihonbashi branch
(Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation)
Nihonbashi Chuo branch
MUFG Bank, Ltd.
Muromachi branch
Our business Sales of raw materials for cosmetics and foods.
Import/Export of raw materials.
Contract manufacturing of cosmetic products and health foods.


Transportation access

Kotobuki trading Co., Ltd

  • ・ 1-4-7, Nihonbashihoncho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-0023, Japan TEL. +81-3-3279-2311
  • ・ About 3 minutes walk from exit A4 of Mitsukoshimae station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
  • ・ About 4 minutes walk from exit 5 of Shin-nihonbashi station on the JR sobu line




In 1947 founded in Tokyo as a wholesaler for fats and oils
In 1951 established as Kotobuki trading Co., ltd.
In 1969 increased capital to 15,000,000 JPY.
In 1997 built a warehouse in Chiba pref.
In 2000 rebuilt the head office in Tokyo
In 2002 Katsuhiko Murakami has assumed the CEO
In 2004 increased capital to 27,000,000 JPY.