|Year||History and Development of Sakura|
|1921||Foundation of the company.|
|1925||Invented "Cray-pas" (oil pastel) and filed the patent globally.|
|1948||Sales Network (Agent) all over Japan has been established.|
|1950||Invented and launched Semi-transparent Water Color.|
|1961||Invented and launched Wood block ink.|
|1969||Launched "Sakura Sign Pen", "Plastic Pen" and "My Name".
Invented and launched a Slid Mechanical Pencil.
|1973||Released "Coupy Pencil", a plastic-type crayon.|
|1978||Invented and launched "Solid Marker", a tough industrial marker.|
|1982||Invented and launched "Pigma", a world new sign pen by pigment ink.|
|1984||Invented and launched "Ballsign", a water-based gel ink ball point pen.|
|1986||"Sakura of America" has been established in Hayward, California.|
|1990||"Pigmax", a water-based opaque pigment marker was introduced.|
|1991||Acquired the Dutch fine art material "Royal Talens BV" and Sakura became the world No.1 largest maker of art materials.
As commemoration of 70th Anniversary of foundation, Osaka head office has been re-built and also started the first annual "All Japan amateur art grand prize contest".
|1993||"Shanghai Sakura Stationary Co., Ltd." has been established in Shanghai China.|
|1995||As Tube revolution," Lead tube" of Water color has been changed to "Polythene tube". Also as "Laminated tube" has been introduced.|
|1997||Acquired the Dutch pencil maker "Bruynzeel BV" and Sakura became the only company that can produce and sell full range of color art materials from color pencils to oil color.|
|1998||Started the series of new products "Eco-feel" based on Ecology.|
|2000||"Japanese patent office governor prize" was awarded to the invention of special Gel ink for Ballsign.
Osaka Factory acquired certification of environmental management "ISO14001".
Released "Washable Indian Ink".
New Business, "Memorabiliart" (Scrapbooking) started.
|2001||New Business, "Educe" (Mail-order business) started.|
|2002||Established "Talens Chile" (Joint venture Royal Talens & Artel in Santiago,Chile) and also established "Shanghai Sakura International Trading Co., Ltd." in China.|
|2003||Launched "Glaze", a 3D gloss color pen.|
|2004||Released "Mat Water Colors Multi" suitable not only on paper but on wood and plastic.|
|2006||New Business, "Corusupport" (Dispatch art teachers to schools) started.|
|2007||Established "Shanghai Talens Fine Art Material Co., Ltd." in Shanghai (Joint Venture with Royal Talens).|
|2008||"Artist Material Suppliers Co., Ltd." has been established in Japan to supply fine art & color products as whole-seller.
"Shanghai Talens" acquired certification of quality management system "ISO9001".