History

We have always pursued 'the best technology in the world', and we have tailor-made, luxury men's clothing by hand.In 1935, founder Masashi Wanibuchi opened 'Wanibuchi clothes shop'.The GINZA TAILOR store opened in Ginza in 1946.Mr. Wanibuchi emphasized high quality manufacturing and determined to make 'the best one-of-a-kind suits in the world.' In 1953, he won the 'Prince Takamatsu Technical Encouragement Award' in the suits category, in 1956 the morning coat category twice, and the Japanese delegation of the 'World Men's Clothing Exhibition' four times.
Using top technology and quality craftsmanship, tailor-made garments are created with traditional techniques and extreme care. Therefore, the products bearing the name of GINZA TAILOR are treasured by many people, including prominent businessmen and celebrities, in Japan and throughout the globe.
GINZA TAILOR merges quality, personality, and philosophy. We are always flexible and rich in creativity; we aim to remain a trusted custom-made brand and to strive towards a better future.

1935

Wanibuchi Clothing store opened (founder: Masashi Wanibuchi)

Wanibuchi Clothes Shop at the time of opening
Wanibuchi Clothes Shop at the time of opening
Inside the first store
Inside the first store

1946

Moved to Ginza, renamed GINZA TAILOR

Miyuki Street Shop
Miyuki Street Shop
Namiki Street Shop
Namiki Street Shop
Sukiyabashi Street Shop
Sukiyabashi Street Shop

1950

Created Yomiuri Giants' uniform

Created Yomiuri Giants' uniform
Created Yomiuri Giants' uniform

1953・
1956

Prince Takamatsu Technical Encouragement Award (suits category)
Prince Takamatsu Technical Encouragement Award (morning coat category

Trophy of "Prince Takamatsu Technical Encouragement Award"
Trophy of “Prince Takamatsu Technical Encouragement Award”
Prince Takamatsu and Masashi Wanibuchi
Prince Takamatsu and Masashi Wanibuchi

1958-
1968

World Men's Clothing Exhibition Japan representative
(Zurich, Athens, Tokyo, Tel Aviv)

Masashi Wanibuchi who participated as a representative of Japan
Masashi Wanibuchi who participated as a representative of Japa
At Savile Row, England
At Savile Row, England

Masashi Wanibuchi’s meeting with former President of the Republic of Indonesia Sukarno at the GINZA TAILOR shop

Former President Sukarno and Masashi Wanibuchi
Former President Sukarno and Masashi Wanibuchi

1974

Former Prime Minister Eisaku Sato
Made a morning coat to be worn at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony

A letter from the late Mr. Eisaku Sato
A letter from the late Mr. Eisaku Sato

1984

Masao Wanibuchi bacame the second generation president of GINZA TAILOR

1999

Moved to Miyuki Street shop

Miyuki Street store appearance
Miyuki Street store appearance

2005

Relocate to Namiki Street

2006

Established 'Japan Institute of Tailoring'

GINZA TAILOR craftsman lectures in class
GINZA TAILOR craftsman lectures in class

2006

Started GINZA TAILOR Group Co., Ltd.

2010

Established 'Heisei Samurai Seminar School' for the next generation of global business management personnel

Host
Mieko Wanibuchi
(President of GINZA TAILOR GROUP CO., LTD.)
Kiichi Fujiwara
(Director of Policy Alternatives Research Institute,Tokyo University / Professor, Graduate School of Law and Politics)

It aims to train young managers who are the future of Japan.
It aims to train young managers who are the future of Japan.

2012

Started a customer participation event called 'Houjyou no Kai'

The theme of the 2018 event was 'Masquerade'
The theme of the 2018 event was 'Masquerade'

2013

Movie 'Shonen H' Costume Cooperation / Supervision

Director Furuhata, Mr. Yutaka Mizutani and President Wanibuchi
Director Furuhata, Mr. Yutaka Mizutani and President Wanibuchi

2015

As an overseas support project, we cooperated with Hotel Okura for its opening in Turkey.

2015

GINZA TAILOR crafted a tail coat worn by Nobel laureate of medicine and physiology Satoshi Omura at his award ceremony. Mr. Omura is a Kitasato University Special Emeritus Professor.

Professor Omura wearing a tail coat at the award ceremony
Professor Omura wearing a tail coat at the award ceremony

2018

Renewal opens for GINZA TAILOR / Ginza Tailor CLOTHO / GINZA TAILOR Atelier.

GINZA TAILOR
GINZA TAILOR
GINZA TAILOR Atelier
GINZA TAILOR Atelier
Ginza Tailor CLOTHO
Ginza Tailor CLOTHO

Successive of Best Dresser Awards

  • Keizo Saji(1972)
  • Esau Sato(1973)
  • Shintaro Ishihara(1975, 1999)
  • Shigeo Nagashima(1976)
  • Seijuro Arahune(1977)
  • Sunao Sonoda(1978)
  • Kabun Muto(1981)
  • Yohei Kono(1983)
  • Rokuro Ishikawa(1989)
  • Ryutaro Hashimoto(1990)
  • Yoshiharu Fukuhara(1991)
  • Yotaro Kobayashi(1992)
  • Tatsumi Yoda(2000)
  • Nobuteru Ishihar(2001)
  • Shinzo Abe(2002, 2013)
  • Yuji Kuroiwa(2011)
  • Kundo Koyama(2014)
  • Hideo Sawada(2015)