ELPH'S CIRCUS PROFILE
ELPH’S CIRCUS PROFILE
An elephant design from a series of Animal Post Cards sold extremely well.
The elephant design was introduced in a large variety of products.
- Letter Sets, Badges, Stickers, Pen Cases, Pill Cases, Posters, Key Chains, Umbrellas, Diaries, Magnets, etc.
- Along with the production of these items, the elephant was named “ELPH” and his friends were invited into a group that was later named “ELPH'S CIRCUS”.
- In addition, ELPH's girlfriend's name is “epha”, her brother's name is “hant” so if you combine the three, it spells out “ELEPHANT”!
Piggy Banks, T-Shirts, Lunch Box, Tote Bags were released as well as a Book that was sold at many bookstores around Japan. With the growth of “ELPH'S CIRCUS”, there were many fairs held at stores around the country. Also, released stuffed animals that sold extremely well.
2004 - 2008
Due to the large popularity of ELPH and his friends, Artemis continues to introduce many new products for our fans.
A very well known beverage distribution company “SUNTORY” decided to use ELPH'S CIRCUS for their campaign on one of their beverages called “DAKARA”.
(Head Office) 1-16-2 Higashitsutsujigaoka Chofu-shi Tokyo Japan 182-0005
(Osaka Office) 503 Avenue Nakatsu 5-7-11 Toyosaki, Kita-Ku Osaka Japan 531-0072
(Bistro) “D'Artemis” Victoria Plaza 1F, 4-5-11 Sendagaya, Shibuya-Ku Tokyo Japan, 151-0051
December 19, 1990
40 Million Yen
Design, Production, Export/Import, and Sales of stationery, fashion, interior, and other lifestyle products.
- 95% Artemis Original Products
- 5% Import Products
- Wholesale to over 600 stores in Japan
- Shops “Lunaute” and “Artemis Adaptation”
- Web Shop
- OEM Orders
- Overseas Export
- French Restaurant “D'Artemis”
Establishment of Artemis Corporation
1991 - 1995
Participation in Tokyo International Gift Show
Registration of Artemis as a trademark
Company capital reaches 10million yen
First solo exhibition. Thereafter becomes a biannual event.
Integration of design, sales, and logistic departments. Home office moves to 4-5-1-2F Yoyogi Shibuya-ku Tokyo.
Establishment of distribution center and showroom, “Lunaute.” Expansion of home office.
Registration of Lunaute as a trademark
Opening of French restaurant, “L'ARTEMIS”
Purchase of Karel & Joseph Capek Brothers' license. Registration of ELPH'S CIRCUS as a trademark and solo exhibition of ELPH'S CIRCUS picture book at Shinjuku Isetan Exhibition Hall.
Establishment of branch office in Bali, Indonesia.
License agreement with Tezuka Production to begin production of Atom (Astro Boy), Black Jack, and Pinoko lines.
Establishment of Overseas Promotion Department / Opening of Bistrot, “D'ARTEMIS”
Took part in the Paperworld event in Frankfurt, Germany, and the New York International Gift Fair.
Took part in the New York International Gift Fair (February). Took part in the National Stationery Show (May) Took part in the New York International Gift Fair (August) Establishment of a branch office in the U.S.A. (November)