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Kobe Matches

Kobe Match Corporation was founded in 1929. Still now, match production is its local industry, and it is said to have a 75% share of Japan’s total match production. Unfortunately, lighting a match, once a common scene in daily life, has gradually disappeared.

‘Matches don’t need to play a leading role. However, we would like to pass on the roots and tradition of our matches.’


Kobe Match joined forces in 2013 with Daihatsu Corporation, the leading Japanese incense producer, to create Hibi.