After the end of World War II, table tennis player and our founder Hikosuke Tamasu resumes playing table tennis. In response to the growing need for sporting goods in his hometown, he starts a wholesale and retail sporting goods business.
Hikosuke Tamasu and his father Giichi, open the Tamasu Sports Goods Shop in Yanai, Yamaguchi Prefecture, and begin distributing sports equipment to their local community. The shop is renovated from the confectionery store Tengu-do at his birthplace.
1949 – The company purchases land in Suginami, Tokyo (near the current headquarters) and establishes the Tokyo office of Tamasu Sports Goods Shop.
Hikosuke Tamasu wins the Mixed Doubles title at the All Japan Championships. After his victory, he retires from playing in order to focus on his business.