Yashiro Shogoro establishes the Minami Yashiro Kondaya in the Nishijin district, Kyoto, after the Great Nishijin fire.
The first year of the Meiji era, the sixth generation Yashiro Shogoro passes the company headship to the seventh generation Genbei Yamaguchi who was born in the Matsuo district, Kyoto. He renames the company to Kondaya Genbei, and was rewarded the title of “Yokozuna(champion)” in Nishijin as the master obi wholesaler.
The company moves its headquarters to its current location in Muromachi, Kyoto.
After Genbei Yamaguchi VII’s death, the company was handed over to Genbei Yamaguchi VIII.
To commemorate his achievement, Genbei Yamaguchi VIII completes the company building spending 10 years. Using the finest Japanese architects and technique.
After Genbei Yamaguchi VIII’s death, then succeeded by Genbei Yamaguchi IX.
After Genbei Yamaguchi IX’s death, then succeeded by the current Genbei Yamaguchi X. He concentrates on creating only obi/textile.
Solo obi/textile exhibition by Genbei Yamaguchi X. Using only primitive textile(Genshi-fu) from different parts of Japan. Starts weaving obi/textile using wild silk from India and Southeast Asia.
Exhibition celebrating the 260th anniversary of founding the company. Held in a Machiya building, constructed in the late Edo period in Rokujo, Kyoto.
Exhibition entitled “Kyoto’s Obi and Kimono, Kondaya Genbei”.
Exhibition entitled “Woven Obi, Kondaya Genbei”.
Exhibitions entitled “Kaguya Kono Mayu Koishimaru silk” and “Kondaya Genbei: Supreme quality of Karaori obi,Koishimaru silk and the rarest paper fabric - Decorate based on literature”. Receives the Nikkei MJ Award for Koishimaru Silk Project. Continues to put an effort to revive the use of Koishimaru silk(a Japanese indigenous silkworm species), and to revitalize traditional Japanese dyeing techniques.
Receives Japan Culture Design Award. Launches a study group to explore the symbolism of design motifs on Muromachi (1336-1573) and Momoyama (1573-1615) period clothing. Exhibition entitled Kondaya Genbei Woven Obi/Textile from natural golden Maharaja silk.