Origin of the
Trade Name "NACHI"
The NACHI trade name
expresses a strong entrepreneurial will. In 1929, the Emperor
Showa made a tour of the Kansai district to inspect industries
as part of the encouragement of domestic
production, and personally inspected a Fujikoshi hacksaw blade
that was on display as an example of an outstanding domestic
product at the Osaka Prefectural Office.
at the honor of entertaining the Emperor's special attention,
Kohki Imura decided to name his product "NACHI" after
the name of the latest naval cruiser to be made in Japan, the
very same vessel that the Emperor was sailing on for his tour.
Fujikoshi, in the early days of Showa, was still a fledgling
machine tool supplier. For Imura, "NACHI" was the word
that best identified Fujikoshi products with the dignity of the
The word "Nachi" comes from the "Nachi Waterfall" at
the Nachi Shrine in Kumano that traces its roots back to Yamato,
NACHI (AUSTRALIA) PTY.
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