花キューピット

profile and history

At the time of 1953, no custom to send flowers by wire was existed. The founder happened to get a bulletin issued by FTD (floral wire service entity) at the US forces in Japan, and applied as a member of FTD. He has established JFTD,the predecessor of the present HANA-Cupid Cooperative with 22 fellow shops.
Currently, "HANA Cupid"has grown as the network shared by 4,500 member shops the Cooperative appreciates the considerable support given by concerned quarters and will do the best efforts to realize the substantial services.

Profile

Name:
General Incorporated Association JFTD
Address:
Nihon Flower Kaikan, 4-11-9 Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo140-8709 Japan
TEL:
03-5436-9228(Weekdays 9:00~17:30)
Founded:
April 13, 1953

Organization

History

1953

April 13

“Japan Floral Retail Traders Delivery Association” was established as private entity by 22 member florists.

創立者 鈴木雅晴
Founder Masaharu Suzuki
1968

August 22

Established “Japan Florists’ Telegraph Delivery Association” commonly named as “JFTD” based on the articles of the Association, with 374 member shops.

第16回 九州総会
16th Kyushu General meeting

December 24

The association was authorized the juridical entity as general incorporated association by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

1984

Since November

The floral wire services system of JFTD was characterized as “HANA-Cupid” to carry on total publicity, under the name of HANA-Cupid which has been spread into public.

花キューピット
1991

JFTD inaugurated the Japan Flower College to foster florists who lead floral industry in the future to come.

第1期生入学式での激励の挨拶
At the entrance ceremony Greeting
1997

Started to issue “Flower & Green Gift Coupon” for the purpose to promote floral & horticultural market.

1977年(昭和52年)
2001

July 25

The foundation of "HANA-Cupid Cooperative." Floral wire services business of JFTD were transferred to the Cooperative.

花キューピット共同組合創立
Hana Cupid Cooperative Founded
2005

i879 Co., Ltd. was established jointly invested by Sumitomo Corporation and HANA-Cupid Cooperative.

2007

Renewal of logos & trademark to fulfill customers’ services.

2011

April

The Association was authorized the juridical entity as general incorporated association by the Cabinet Office.

2013

April

JFTD Hana Cupid celebrates 60th anniversary.

一般社団法人日本生花通信配達協会創立60周年 記念レセプション
Commemorative reception
2015

June

The official name of the Association altered from “Japan Florists’ Telegraph Delivery Association” to “General Incorporated Association JFTD.” (English description: Japan Florists’ Telecommunication Delivery Association)

2016

April

Entire floral wire services business undertaken by HANA-Cupid Cooperative was transferred to the General Incorporated Association JFTD.

2017

November

Hana Cupid Cooperative is dissolved.

2018

April

JFTD Hana Cupid celebrates 65th anniversary.

Access

By Train
Osaki Station : JR Yamanote Line, JR Saikyo Line, JR SyonanShinjyuku Line
About 10 minutes on foot from the South Gate/New East Exit
Shinbaba Station : KeihinKyuko
About 10 minutes on foot along Yamate Dori
By Bus
"Daiichi Sankyo-mae" bus stop : Tokyu Bus "Shibu 41 line" Shibuya-Oimachi