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BRAND HISTORY

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2005

Lead Designer Kang returns to Japan from London and begins the jewelry brand "Art of Inspiration.

2006

Skull Collection Launch.

Pieces have been worn by
Mr. Children's lead singer, Kazutoshi Sakurai, DIR EN GREY,'s lead singer, Kyo, as well as famous actor Takeru Sato, and a pro soccer player Junichi Inamoto.

2010

Stone Collection Launch.

Pieces have been worn by
Tomoya Nakamura, Tomohisa Yamashita, Ryo Yoshizawa, and Riisa Naka.

2011

Star Collection Launch.

Pieces have been worn by
Mr. Children's lead singer, Kazutoshi Sakurai, and actor Takeru Sato.

2013

Art of Inspiration Bridal Collection Launch.

Creates custom bridal jewelry for pro soccer player Junichi Inamoto and his spouse, as well as actor Miho Tanaka and her spouse.

2014

Number Collection Launch.

Pieces have been worn by
Koji Nakata, Yosuke Kashiwagi, Tomoaki Makino, and Yasuhito Endo

Art of Inspiration Bridal pieces are custom-made for Koji Nakata and his spouse, as well as actor Nao Nagasawa and her spouse.

2015

Chain Collection Launch.

Pieces have been worn by
Mr. Children's lead singer, Kazutoshi Sakurai, and drummer, Hideki Suzuki, as well as actor Shohei Miura

Chord Collection Launch.

Pieces have been worn by 
Meisa Kuroki and actor Miho Tanaka.

2017

Designer Kang designs and creates the J1 championship rings for the Kashima Antlers Pro Soccer team.

2018

CHC Collection Launch.

Pieces have been worn by
Kazutoshi Sakurai, as well as a member of EXILE, NESMITH, an actors Shohei Miura and Jun Shison.

Art of Inspiration Bridal pieces are custom-made for Shohei Miura and his spouse, as well as actor Mirei Kiritani and her spouse.

2020

The company is rebranded under a new name, HELICAL CHORD.