our history
since 1895

We inherit
From the past

Over 130 years,
we keep on changing.

It has been about 130 years since the company was founded in 1895.
As times have changed dramatically from the Meiji to Reiwa, we have also undergone many changes.
Over our long history, we have cultivated a DNA of challenge and change, the willingness to continue evolving.



Our start as a Kimono shop

It started with a single handcart.
Cordial business that goes beyond just selling product.

Fuchigami Dry Store was founded in 1895. It was a time when society was rapidly modernizing and people were living in poverty and lack of goods. The founder, Kyuzaburo Fuchigami, started dry goods sales with a handcart to help out people's lives. Although Western culture and Western-style clothing was gradually spreading, people's daily wear was still Kimono. He started Kimono business as one of the daily necessities. Kimono won't end its life once worn out but would be fixed and altered with care for years to come. The business wasn't limited to selling Kimono but included supporting maintenance as well by, for example, delivering needles free of charge to customers who needed alterations. Cordial business with sincerity. The teachings of Fuchigami Dry Store still live on in us today.


The founder, Kyuzaburo Fuchigami, started Fuchigami Dry Store.



Change and challenge

From department store to supermarket.
Seize the change and transform the business.

After the war, Fuchigami Dry Store continued to operate in a burned-out corner of Fukuoka. As the reconstruction of the city progress, the shop gradually expanded and in 1953, started a new type of business: Fuchigami Department Store, the predecessor of Super Maruei (later to become Uneed). The Fuchigami Department Store, located in the center of Fukuoka, became popular as a place where one could find a variety of goods from daily necessities to clothing, and with this success, the company opened a number of stores from 1958. In the 1960s, the company visited the U.S. to learn a supermarket chain and later, revolutionized the distribution industry with groundbreaking businesses, such as building a ranch in Australia and delivering beef of cattle raised by the company directly to customers. Uneed expanded not only in Kyushu but also in Chugoku and Kinki regions and at one point, its sales exceeded 120 billion yen, making it a huge company that supported Japan's rapid economic growth.


Started department store business.


Established Maruei in Fukuoka. Started supermarket chain.


Maruei was renamed Uneed Co., Ltd. Opened stores in Chugoku and Kansai regions.


Joined the Daiei Group.



Encounter with the dresses

From Kimono to dress.
A destined encounter with wedding costumes.

After joining the Daiei Group, Uneed was merged into Daiei in 1994, and the Company officially withdrew from the retail business.
Shortly before that, in 1978, the Company took over the Kimono division from Uneed and began to run the Kimono business again. With the bursting of the bubble economy, Kimono sales were sluggish and the financial situation remained difficult. The solution came as an encounter with wedding costumes. At the time, the Sea Hawk Hotel & Resort (now Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk) was about to open as the hotel with the largest number of guest rooms in Fukuoka. Tetsuhiko Fuchigami, the president of the company at the time, was given the task of setting up its costume room. The Company completely changed business from Kimono to wedding dress, the once-in-a-lifetime Western dress. This change has led to our current dress rent business.


Yuen Co., Ltd. (predecessor of Fuchigami Fines) was established as a spin-off Kimono store from supermarket business.


Started full-scale wedding costume business.
Renamed the bridal shop to "JUNO" upon the opening of a bridal shop on Tenjin Nishidori in Fukuoka.


The funeral service division of Yuen Family Co., Ltd. was disassembled and a wholly owned subsidiary, Saien Co., Ltd. was established, specializing in the funeral service business.



Evolve further

With "Dress the Life",
we take our business to the next stage.

In the 2000s, the number of dress shops was steadily increasing and the business was beginning to take off. Our next challenge was to achieve absolute quality. We began purchasing imported dresses by overseas top designers, and aimed to further improve our store interiors and customer service level. In 2012, the Company opened shop in Tokyo expanding its service area beyond Kyushu and northern Kanto regions. Under the philosophy of "Dress the Life", we began to focus on philosophy-based management and employee training. The Company has now grown to 40 shops in Japan and overseas, and is developing new businesses with ambition to expanding further overseas. As the times have changed, the Company seized the change and transformed the business many times from Kimono shop to department stores, supermarkets, and dress shops. We inherit the DNA of constant change and challenge over 130 years.


Started purchasing dresses from overseas, mainly from Milan, Italy


Yuen Co.,Ltd. changed its name to Fuchigami Fines Co.,Ltd.


Started purchasing dresses from the world's best designers in New York.


First shop in Tokyo


First large shop in the Tokyo metropolitan area in Ginza


First overseas shop in Bali


Opened JUNO Yokohama and JUNO Osaka


Opened JUNO Hiroshima