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Mainichi Auction
TOC Ariake West Tower 5F
Ariake 3-5-7, Koto Ward
Tokyo 135-0063 Tokyo
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Leading auction house in Japan

Our parent company, Mainichi Communications Inc.(incumbent Mynavi Corporation), was established in 1973 as a subsidiary of The Mainichi News Papers, one of three major newspapers in Japan. The history of Mainichi Auction Inc. goes back to this date. Our forerunner, Art and Auction Department of Mainichi Communications Inc.(incumbent Mynavi Corporation), started fine art business as a dealer and an art exhibition planner to introduce contemporary European and American prints into Japanese society. From 1989 we began to conduct Mainichi Art Auction (MAA) to establish common and fair fine art trading market in Japan. Owing to our prestigious background and long history, MAA became one of Leading auction house in Japan and we conduct more than 18 auctions a year comprising all genres of fine art.

In 2001, we became independent company Mainichi Communications Inc.(incumbent Mynavi Corporation). The objective of this separation is to vitalize and strengthen our auction business. By concentrating our specialized and well-trained human resources in this field we became overwhelming NO.1 auction house here in Japan with regard to the numbers of sold pieces.

We are fully convinced that we will be able to offer one of the best resources for international buyers and sellers.

Brief history of our company
     
1973     Established as a Art Department of Mainichi Communications Inc.(incumbent Mynavi Corporation) and started to import original lithographs from Europe.
1981     Organized the exhibition of Japanese painter Yasushi Tanaka, " Returning home of forgotten great cosmopolitan artist".
1982     Organized and co-sponsored with Mainichi Newspapers the first comprehensive Tibetan Buddhism art exhibition in Japan, "Great Tibetan Exhibition" under the official supporting from Japanese Foreign Ministry, The Agency for Cultural Affairs and National Museum of Ethnology. We exhibited, the first ever, three-dimensional Mandala.
1983     Started to publish periodical magazine, "Mainichi Art News" specialized in modern European and American prints.
1985     Organized the exhibition of Jean Michel Folon.
1986     Co-sponsored TV art shows introducing modern prints with local TV stations.
1989     Started to conduct MAA (Mainichi Art Auction). Organized and co-sponsored the exhibition of "Andy Warhol and American modern art".
1993     Organized and co-sponsored "The world of L'Art Deco".
1994     Organized and co-sponsored with Mainichi Newspapers the exhibition of lithographs by Joan Miro.
1996     Planned and organized "Exposition de Jean Jansem" under the sponsorship of Printemps Ginza S.A
2001     Mainichi Auction became independent Mainichi Communications Inc.(incumbent Mynavi Corporation)

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