Company Outline

Company Name: Taniguchi Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
President and CEO: Hiromu Taniguchi
Founded: in 1910
Incorporated: June 11, 1951
Paid Capital: 50 million yen
Business Domain: The manufacture and sale of shoe cream and shoe accessories
Registered trademark: "Lion Shoe Cream" "Eagle Medal"


  • 4-14-2 Higashikomagata, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0005
  • 03-5611-7351 /Fax 03-3622-5901

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Company History

June 1910 
Founded by Harumatsu Kawamura as Japan's oldest manufacturer of shoe cream.Released the Lion shoe cream.
August 1948
Newly established sales office and factory in Taito-ku, Tokyo.
June 1951
Incorporated as Taniguchi Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
June 1953
Established Tokyo factory in Sumida-ku, Tokyo, and started operation in September.
March 1996
Completed a new head office and factory building in Sumida-ku, Tokyo.
June 2010
100th anniversary
October 2018
Launched authentic shoe care series ”Excellent”.