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Institutional History

History and future of the Itsuu Laboratory

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1915 – Laboratory established in Ashide-machi, Shiba-ku, Tokyo

A wooden laboratory.
A wooden laboratory.
Dr. Heizaburo Kondo is shown on the far left.
Dr. Heizaburo Kondo is shown on the far left.

Origin of the laboratory name

1915 is the year of Itsuu (In Japanese)

Research Foundation ITSUU Laboratory

1917 - Changed location to Aoyama Minami-machi of Akasaka-ku

Itsuu Laboratory Library in Aoyama Minami-machi.
Itsuu Laboratory Library in Aoyama Minami-machi.
Dr. Kondo is in the middle.
Dr. Kondo is in the middle.

1934 - Inauguration of the modern-build laboratory in Kinnocho of Shibuya-ku

The modern-build laboratory
The modern-build laboratory
Written by the 2nd generation president of Shionogi & Co.
Written by the 2nd generation president of Shionogi & Co.

1966 - Completion of the laboratory site in Tamagawa of Setagaya-ku

The laboratory site in Tamagawa of Setagaya-ku
The laboratory site in Tamagawa of Setagaya-ku
The laboratory site in Tamagawa of Setagaya-ku

September 2015 – Relocation to Mizonokuchi with “The Nameplate” which has more than 80 years of history


A logo mark of the Itsuu Laboratory was designed at the time of relocation to a new laboratory, using the mauve color: color of Fuji as the representative color of the organization, and making the “乙” character to look like an Erlenmeyer flask.
   

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