Corporate history-Stage 1: Founding stage: 1887-1945

Corporate history

Ominedo is a long-established manufacturer founded in 1900. We can maximize the power of natural products by using supercritical (Co2), alcohol, and hot water extraction techniques as well as manufacturing techniques which have been sophisticated since the founding of the company.

Stage 1: Founding stage: 1887-1945

  • 1887

    Manufacturing and marketing license of “Gyojagan” given by Mt. Omine Ryusenji Temple

  • 1900

    Rikichi Tsuji founds a pharmaceutical company, “Gyoja Hompo Ominedo”

  • 1910

    Rikichi Tsuji presents a figure of En no Gyoja to Ryusenji Temple

  • 1913

    Rikichi Tsuji receives the manufacturing and marketing license again

  • 1914

    Rikichi Tsuji receives a contribution license of medical medicines from Daigoji Temple Sambouin Monzeki

  • 1921

    “Kaze Netsusamashi Tompuku Guto Fuyaku” goes on sale

  • 1922

    “Tompuku Haragusuri Shokaku” goes on sale

  • 1943

    “Gyoja Sei Semen In” goes on sale

  • 1944

    Company incorporated as Yamato Godo Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd

1887

Manufacturing and marketing license of “Gyojagan” given by Mt. Omine Ryusenji
Temple

Manufacturing and marketing license of “Gyojagan” given by Mt. Omine Ryusenji Temple
A document provided when the manufacturing and marketing license of “Gyojagan” was given by Mt. Omine Ryusenji Temple. Rikichi Tsuji had already received the manufacturing and marketing license since before the founding of the company. This document approves the manufacture of a medicine called “Gyojagan” and sales of it with a figure of En no Gyoja.

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1900

大峰山は古くから山伏の修行の場であり、現在も捨身行が行われている

龍泉寺から授けられた講社周旋許可証
Rikichi Tsuji founds a pharmaceutical company, “Gyoja Hompo Ominedo”

Rikichi Tsuji founds a pharmaceutical company, “Gyoja Hompo Ominedo”
Rikichi Tsuji founded “Gyoja Hompo Ominedo,” the predecessor to Ominedo Pharmaceutical Industry Co., Ltd. Rikichi grabbed people’s attention with his exceptional ability and unique management philosophy, and enormously improved business performance but never filled his pocket. He returned the profits gained from the business to peddlers, and donated a great amount of money and goods to Mt. Omine Ryusenji Temple and Daigoji Temple in Kyoto, which were his places of worship.

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1910

開祖・役行者の尊像

役行者像寄贈時の書類
役行者像寄贈時の書類

Rikichi Tsuji presents a figure of En no Gyoja to Ryusenji Temple
Ten years after its founding, Rikichi changed the company name to “Tsujiyakuho” and presented a noble figure (bronze) of En no Gyoja, the father of Mt. Omine, to Ryusenji Temple. The figure is still kept in the temple with a donation form from that time.

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1913

「行者丸」製剤の製造・販売許可 再発行1
「行者丸」製剤の製造・販売許可 再発行2

Rikichi Tsuji receives the manufacturing and marketing license again
Rikichi’s good conduct was valued, and in 1913, he again received a manufacturing and marketing license for the Gyojagan product, and, at that time, changed the company name to “Gyoja Hompo Ominedo Tsuji Rikichi.”

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1914

醍醐寺三宝院門跡より得た医薬品献上許可証

Rikichi Tsuji receives a contribution license of medical medicines from Daigoji Temple Sambouin Monzeki
Daigoji Temple Sambouin Monzeki gave Rikichi Tsuji contribution licenses of “Gyojagan,” “Kyumeigan,” and “Gyotan.” It is said that Rikichi Tsuji donated 700 seedlings of cherry blossoms in return.

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1921

“Kaze Netsusamashi Tompuku Guto Fuyaku” goes on sale

“Kaze Netsusamashi Tompuku Guto Fuyaku” goes on sale

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1922

“Tompuku Haragusuri Shokaku” goes on sale

“Tompuku Haragusuri Shokaku” goes on sale

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1943

“Gyoja Sei Semen In” goes on sale

“Gyoja Sei Semen In” goes on sale

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1944

事業報告書・売薬営業権廃届書

Company incorporated as Yamato Godo Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd
During World War II, pharmaceutical companies were streamlined and consolidated. Ominedo was temporarily incorporated into Yamato Godo, which consisted of 62 medicine vendors and operated as a Tenma factory of Yamato Godo. Seiroku Tsuji was appointed as Managing Director of the company.

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