Our parent company, Mainichi Communications (MYCOM), was established in 1973 as a subsidiary of The Mainichi News Papers, one of Japan’s three major newspapers. The history of Mainichi Auction Inc. goes back to this date. Our forerunner, Art and Auction Department of MYCOM, 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 Japan’s leading auction houses and we conduct more than 18 auctions a year comprising all genres of fine art.
In 2001, we became independent company as a 100% subsidiary of Mainichi Communications. 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.