The Royal Warrant was institutionalized in 1891 by the Imperial Household Ministry. To be eligible, the merchant needs to pass requirements such as delivering to the Imperial Household Ministry for at least five years. After strict examination, the merchant is officially certified. Tokodo received the Royal Warrant in 1949.
After World War II, the system itself was discontinued in 1954. But Tokodo has continued to deliver tableware to the Imperial Household agency. In 1961, we delivered tableware when Fukiage Gosho (the imperial residential palace of Emperor Showa) was completed. In 1990, we delivered more than 20,000 tableware pieces when Emperor Heisei ascended to the throne. The number of delivered tableware pieces to the Imperial Household Ministry/Agency has exceeded more than 30,000.