Our humble beginnings trace back to NBC Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of stationery goods and licensed museum merchandise established in 1963 in Tokyo, Japan by our first president, Takeshi Imanishi. Following its successful growth throughout Japan, NBC expanded overseas to open its first US location, Kinokuniya Stationery and Gifts Store in Japantown, San Francisco in 1988. We have since opened our Maido Stationery Stores in Santana Row in San Jose (2003) and in the Westfield Shopping mall in Downtown San Francisco (2007).
Although we are new to the e-commerce market, nobody can compete with our 20 plus years of expertise in pens, papers, and Japanese stationery. As our online website develops, we will be showcasing our wide array of unique, high quality Japanese products, from specialty papers, pens, fine stationery, calligraphy supplies, gift items, organizers, collectibles, and more.
Our company's mission is to make our wide range of high-end stationery products available to customers in the US market. To this end, we largely carry items that are otherwise very difficult, if not impossible, to find outside of Japan. We only stock products adhering to our highest quality standards in mechanism, make, material, design, and technology. Additionally, we manage multiple retail locations that are open 7 days a week.
Maido Stationery Stores
San Francisco Locations
Japan Center Store (2nd Floor of the Kinokuniya Building in Japantown)
1581 Webster St. Suite 218, San Francisco, CA 94115
phone: (415)-567-8901 Hours & Directions
Japan Center II Store (1st Floor of the Kinokuniya Building in Japantown)
1581 Webster St. Suite 180, San Francisco, CA 94115
Downtown Westfield Center Store (Westfield Mall 4th floor)
845 Market St San Francisco, CA 94103
Telephone: (415) 227-4338 Hours & Directions
San Jose Locations
Santana Row Store (Santana Row Mall)
378 Santana Row #1125, San Jose, CA 95128
Telephone: (408) 213-1985 Hours & Directions
Kinokuniya Stationery Locations
Seattle Store (Inside Kinokuniya Bookstores)
525 South Wellar St., Seattle WA, 98104
phone: (206)-587-2477 Hours & Directions
San Jose Store (Inside Kinokuniya Bookstores)
685 Saratoga Ave., San Jose, CA 95129
phone: (408)-252-1300 Hours & Directions
Los Angeles Store (Inside Kinokuniya Bookstores)
123 Astronaut E. Onizuka St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
phone: (213)-687-4480 Hours & Directions
New York Store (Inside Kinokuniya Bookstores)
1073 Avenue of the Americas (Bet. 40th and 41st St), New York, NY 10018
phone: (212)-575-5052 Hours & Directions
NBC Inc. (Japan)
2-27-8 Shiba Minato-ku Tokyo Japan 105-0014
*Our online prices are specifically priced for web-only. Therefore our retail stores will not price-match our online prices and vice-versa.