About Us

About us

Company Name Churauto Kobo Josef Co.,Ltd.
President Yukio NAKAMURA
Headquaters address 358-1 Shikenbaru Tamagusuku Nanjo City Okinawa 901-0613
Established date 4th July 2007
Activities Woodwind instrument manufacture, sale and repair, musical instrument accessories and score sale

Josef's history


Yukio NAKAMURA moves back to Japan after a performing career as an oboist in Germany. In the same year he established "Musik Josef" in Tokyo, a musical instrument reed and accessories shop, and undertook the study and the manufacture of the oboe.


He opened an oboe making workshop in Higashimatsuyama city, a suburb of Tokyo. However, despite his experience as a performer and although his plans were carefully though-out, he lacked the technical know-how of oboe manufacturing. He therefore invited an oboe Meister, Mr Helmut HAGER from Leipzig (Germany), who, over three months, taught him and his co-workers the basis of oboe manufacturing. Five months later, after Meister HAGER went back to Germany, they completed their first oboe.


The company has evolved to Chura-Uto Kobo JOSEF Co.,LTD and moved to Najo city in Okinawa located in the south of Japan in the Ryukyu Islands.

Main factory Churauto kobo JOSEF CO., LTD