Contribute to a Life with Wines

Smile and Wine to Your Table

Founded in 1915, and with a history longer than 100 years, Mottox has successfully built up an irreplaceable position as a wine importer. We have spent efforts not only on our alcoholic beverages business and Japanese sake, but also on the second biggest business pillar of food products, which include mineral water, olive oil, and wine-tasting non-alcoholic drinks, etc.

Mottox was founded in 1915 with the trademark “Motonashiya”.

Motonashiya means “to be true, real and original, and have no capitals”.
That is a trademark created by our founder that means to “start from zero”. Our founding spirit of “having no capital but by creativity and hard work, dreams can be eventually realized” is still the greatest support for our company today.
Together with our retail and wholesale business, we have changed our company name to “Mottox Co. Ltd” in 1992. Our mission is to discover great wines and Japanese sake and deliver it to our customers in the best condition.

The motivation of our development is, as mentioned, our business philosophy that was established by our founder and our management concept focusing on “individual growth”.
“Wines” have its various cultural and historical backgrounds, and are embedded with thoughts of its producers. It is the total of all creativity and efforts from our associates that we can preserve and deliver to customers the ideas behind the wines, but all our associates are all in love with food and alcohol.
We work with our hearts, and with our smiles. We bear in our mind the importance to learn and to grow continuously as human beings. And, we believe that every single associate of ours is important to the company and to the society. This is the wish of Mottox.

Mottox was founded in 1915 with the trademark “Motonashiya”

Corporate Outline

  • Trade Name

    Mottox inc.

  • Established

    September, 1915

  • Capital

    30 million JPY

  • Employees


  • Members of the Board

    Chairman : Taichi Teranishi
    President : Daisuke Teranishi
    Executive Director : Yoshikazu Niimura
    Management Director : Ippei Teranishi
    Management Director : Takeshi Kajihara

  • Corporate Officer

    Corporate Officer : Atsushi Mihara
    Corporate Officer : Takeshi Kyoguchi
    Corporate Officer : Yoshinori Otonashi
    Corporate Officer : Masakazu Watanabe
    Corporate Officer : Tomohiro Kawaguchi

  • Business Lines

    Alcoholic beverage importer, wholesaler and distributor(Imported wines, spirits and Japanese locally-brewed Sakes.)

  • Locations
    Head Office
    1-6-20 Kosaka-Hommachi Higashi-Osaka-shi Osaka 577-0802
    Tel : 81-6-6723-3131 / Fax : 81-6-6723-3140
    Tokyo Branch
    Sumitomo Fudosan Motoakasaka Bldg. 2F 1-5-12 Motoakasaka Minato-ku Tokyo 107-0051
    Tel : 81-3-5771-2823 / Fax : 81-3-5771-2824
    Sapporo Branch
    Agile Minami-1jo Bldg. 1F 11-327-20 Minami-1jo-Nishi Chuo-ku Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido 060-0061
    Tel : 81-11-209-3055 / Fax : 81-11-209-3056
    Kyushu Branch
    Forestdolph Tenjin Bldg. 1F 3-10-25 Tenjin Chuo-ku Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka 810-0001
    Tel : 81-92-718-2955 / Fax : 81-92-718-2956
  • Financial Data

    (in million JPY)

    Import Wine Sales
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  • Sales Ratios
    Imported Wine

    By Revenue:
    France(41%), Italy(27%), Spain(5%), New World wines(23%), Others(4%)

    By Quantity:
    France(27%), Italy(34%), Spain(8%), New World wines(26%), Others(5%)

  • Group Company

    Mottox Planning Inc.(Restaurant Business)
    Mottox(Shanghai) Inc.
    Tachibana Inc. Shop:Liquor jamKosaka(Liquor Shop)

  • Bank References

    Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.
    Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Bank
    Mizuho Bank
    Japan Finance Corporation
    Shoko Chukin Bank


  • Sep. 1915

    Motonashiya founded.

  • Nov. 1950

    Licensed as a wholesale liquor dealer.

  • Mar. 1954

    Motonashiya inc. established.

  • Sep. 1968

    The head office building completed.

  • Jun. 1982

    Joined “Japan Prestige Sake Association”.

  • Sep. 1985

    Commenced to sell ‘Hakuteki’, a well-renowned sake in Nara prefecture, joint developed with Imanishi Seibei Shoten.

  • May. 1988

    Commenced to sell imported private brand wine Black Pearl.

  • Oct. 1989

    Held the “ First wine tasting event “ at “ Higashi Osaka public hall.

  • Mar. 1992

    Trade name changed to Mottox Inc.

  • Feb. 1993

    Started up a new local well-renowned series of sake business ‘Ryoshu Hyakusen’ developed originally by Mottox.

  • Jan. 1996

    Commenced to import wines directly from overseas.

  • Nov. 1998

    Tokyo Branch office established.

  • Mar. 2002

    Tokyo Branch moved to Minami Aoyama.

  • Feb. 2009

    Osaka Head Office moved to present address.

  • Sep. 2013

    Hangzhou Mottox inc., the local subsidiary in China established.

  • Mar. 2014

    Tokyo Branch moved to Motoakasaka.

  • Sep. 2015

    Celebrated its 100th anniversary.

  • Oct. 2016

    Sapporo Branch office established.

  • Apr. 2018

    Daisuke Teranishi assumed the presidency.

  • Nov. 2019

    Mottox(Shanghai)inc. established (Subsidiary in China).

  • Jul. 2020

    Kyushu Branch office established.