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About Razor Club

What is the Razor Club?

COMFORTABLE SHAVING REFRESHES YOUR DAY!

"Kazori Club" is a men's grooming specialty store that was founded in 1903 and mainly sells razors. Utilizing the expertise it has cultivated over the past 120 years, it manufactures and sells original razors and grooming goods, supports product development, plans events, and supervises the "shaving" techniques and tools featured in various media.

Shaving is a ritual.
Our mission is to find the cultural value in razors, which are often seen as just another blade, and to continue to pursue this.

Human beings have developed various cultures since ancient times when they first appeared on this earth, and the act of shaving has similarly evolved through various stages to shaving with a razor. The razor itself has also evolved through various forms from ancient times to the present, with particularly remarkable developments from the mid-18th century, and has continued to this day.

Shaving is an everyday activity seen among humans, especially men, and its cultural value has been overlooked because it is a repetitive, simple action. KAZOR CLUB has reaffirmed its belief that shaving is an activity that can be traced back to the origins of human culture, and that it promises us the "leisure" we seek in our extremely busy modern social lives.




Logo

This figure is the trademark of Razor Club. It is a "Father's sculptural character" that was devised to express gratitude to fathers by crossing two double-edged razor holders, which symbolize razors. We hope that you will experience a refreshing shaving experience as a tool for men to use every day.

Planning, manufacturing and sales of unique razors

We create unique products such as the classical shaving set, which is popular as a luxury gift for men, as well as tie-up and Razor Club original products, to provide a high-quality shaving experience.

  • Manufacture and sale of Italian-made classical shaving sets
  • Product planning and development in collaboration with manufacturers and shops
  • Consulting on store planning and lineup


Preserving and passing on the culture of shaving

Since establishing the "Shaving Culture Museum 50 Takeuchi Razor Club" in 1989, we have been working to preserve and pass on the history and culture of "shaving" and "razors" by operating showrooms and barber shops.

BARNEYS BARBER'S SHOP by KAMISORI CLUB 148

Popularization and enlightenment of wet shaving

The "Beard Club," a group of beard professionals, is active in movies and television. Through demonstrations, shaving techniques and knowledge, and content supervision, they strive to popularize correct and comfortable wet shaving.

  • Management of the Hige Club (a unique, professional performance group active in the field)
  • Cooperation/supervision/technical guidance for various media such as movies and TV
  • Promotional event planning and management

Partner Fellows

We work with partners and fellows who have a wide range of skills and personalities.

Beard Club

The "Beard Club," a group of beard professionals, is active in movies and television. Through demonstrations, shaving techniques and knowledge, and content supervision, they strive to popularize correct and comfortable wet shaving.

  • Management of the Hige Club (a unique, professional performance group active in the field)
  • Cooperation/supervision/technical guidance for various media such as movies and TV
  • Promotional event planning and management

Lady Barbers

These are three female barbers who work in the local community. We will be talking to them about their knowledge and tips on barbering from a female perspective.

    Media Coverage and Event Examples (including Hige Club)

    Television, radio, etc.

    TBS TV "Matsuko's Unknown World", TBS Radio "Jane Sue's Life is Dancing", TV Tokyo "Moyamoya Summers 2" "Ad Town Heaven", Fuji TV "MATSU Bocchi", Radio Nippon "Matt Yasukawa's Straightforward Battle", BS Nippon TV, J:COM TV

    Publishing

    THE WORLD BARBER TOUR (2015)
    History of the Razor (First Edition 1994 / 2021 Revised Electronic Edition)

    Magazines, websites, etc.

    Weekly Bunshun / Nikkei Newspaper MJ / Nikkei Trendy / Shueisha Online / OCEAN / POPEYE / GINZA / GQ JAPAN / Men's JOKER / Ei Publishing Mook / All About / JCAST News / PROF RIKEI

    event

    Tokyo Auto Salon / Interior Lifestyle / Movember Charity / Kanagawa Prefecture Barbers Association / NTT Communications Rugby Club "Shining Arcs" / Various PR campaigns

    others

    Supervising a promotional video for a razor manufacturer

    Viewing and lending materials

    At Kazori Club, we have our own collection of precious safety razors developed over 100 years ago, as well as promotional materials from those times. Please contact us for viewing or borrowing.

    The Beginnings of the Razor Club

    Its foundation was the opening of the Suzutoku Safety Razor Factory in Kanda, Tokyo in 1903. They manufactured razors, but the war caused the supply of steel to stop and the factory was closed. So Kinzo Takeuchi opened a wholesaler of cutlery, focusing on razors. After the war, the company was renamed Sanpo Shoji Co., Ltd., and before trade liberalization, they picked up the "Injector" razor made by the American company Ever Sharp, thought it was amazing, and felt it was suitable for the stiff beards of Japanese people, so they imported and sold it in Japan.
    This marked the beginning of the sale of Schick products in Japan.

    Later, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its founding, the Shaving Culture Center Razor Club was opened in Harajuku in 1988.
    In 2000, we opened a razor specialty store called Shinsei Kazori Club in Minami Aoyama, Tokyo. At the same time, we started selling our products online, and in 2013, we moved to Yokohama, the birthplace of Western barbering, and opened a private shop & showroom as well as a barber shop.



    1903 Suzutoku Safety Razor Factory opens in Suehirocho, Ueno, Tokyo.
    1938 The Suzutoku Safety Razor Factory was closed due to the National Mobilization Act that was enacted during the war.
    1939 Opened Takeuchi Kinzo Shoten, a high-end cutlery wholesaler, in Motosakumacho, Kanda, Tokyo.
    1948 Takeuchi Kinzo Shoten moves to Kodenmacho, Nihonbashi. The following year, in 1949, the company name is changed to Sanpo Shoji Co., Ltd.
    1949 Became a distributor of Nippon Safety Razor Co., Ltd. (now Feather Safety Razor Co., Ltd.)
    1960 With the advent of trade liberalization in razors, American brands such as Gillette and Schick all enter the Japanese market.
    1962 With the complete liberalization of replacement blades, the razor market is entering a period of upheaval; Sanpo Shoji is focusing on Schick, an American brand
    1965 Schick blade advertisement touts "15 barbers recommend the durability of stainless steel blades"
    1966 Sanpo Shoji established a sales base as a wholesaler specializing in razors, and expanded to retail stores nationwide through a wholesale policy.
    1968 As a result of the distribution reform, we started doing business with major mass retailers, such as Ito-Yokado, Daiei, and Seiyu.
    1970 Dedicated to the development and popularization of Schick replaceable blade razors, the first disposable blades for the barber industry.
    1980 Market share at the time was Schick 69.8%, Gillette 10.2%, Feather 9.4%.
    1989 Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sanpo Shoji's founding, a visit to express gratitude to Gillette, Schick, Wilkinson of the UK, and others. A letter of appreciation was sent from the head office representative to the company's owner, Kanezo, and the Takeuchi Razor Museum was opened in Harajuku on December 8th of the same year.
    1992 The Razor Culture Museum was relocated to Nihonbashi Honcho. It will be a base for disseminating related information in addition to cultural activities.
    1994 Received a signed photograph of President Clinton in recognition of contributions to the import of American razors
    the year of 2000 Formed capital and business alliance with K Company in Kyoto. Yasuoki Takeuchi retired as president and CEO of Sanpo Shoji. Established new Razor Club in Minami Aoyama and started manufacturing high-end razors and developing the market.
    2006 Established the Beard Club with fellow barbers specializing in shaving tools, care, and styling, with the aim of promoting beard culture.
    2014 Opened a showroom in Aoba-ku, Yokohama (currently closed).
    Opened a barber shop on the 4th floor of Barneys New York Yokohama

    Representative

    Representative Director Yasuki Takeuchi ( Representative Introduction and Greetings )

    Site Manager and Supervisor Norio Takeuchi ( profile )

    Razor Club Books


    World Barber Tour

    Razor History Revised Edition
    (Amazon Kindle)

    Company Profile



    Company name: Kamisori Club Co., Ltd.

    Head Office: 2-54-5 Hirao, Inagi City, Tokyo 206-0823

    FOR PRIVATE SHOP & SHOW ROOM

    Business hours: 10:00〜17:00
    Holidays: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays

    Established October 30, 2000
    Capital 10 million yen
    General Counsel Yukio Yorozu
    Tax Accountant Kume Tax Accountant
    Bank Mizuho Bank, Tokyo Mitsubishi Bank, etc.