On Christmas Eve every year, a group of reindeer carry the sled on which Santa Claus rides with lots of gifts. According to a collection of poems written by Clement Clarke Moore, all of the reindeer have names, one of which is “Vixen.” The company, Vixen Co., Ltd., is named after the reindeer, the messenger of happiness. Vixen was founded in 1949 as the integrated manufacturer of optical devices like astronomical telescopes, binoculars, and microscopes.
During the corporate history, Vixen released the world’s first astronomical telescope with an automatic go-to system. Vixen’s technology for making astronomical telescopes is also applied in makings of binoculars and microscopes. It has lead to the creation of new devices like the ‘digiscope’ system. which can take photographs of images obtained by an astronomical telescope or a microscope with a digital camera. As a leading manufacturer of these products, Vixen will continue to improve the technology for making excellent products.
Vixen Co., Ltd.
Design, development, and sales of astronomical telescopes, binoculars, microscopes, fieldscopes, magnifiers (or loupes), CCD cameras
5-17-3 Higashi-Tokorozawa Tokorozawa-shi
Saitama 359-0021 Japan
Chairman Teiji Niitsuma
President Kazushige Niitsuma
Director Yasuhisa Tsuzuki
Director Nariai Shigeo
Paid-in Capital 64,000,000 yen
Authorized Capital 128,000,000 yen
Mizuho Bank Tokorozawa Branch
Musashino Bank Tokorozawa Branch
Tama-shinkin bank Akitsu Branch
Department stores nationwide, supermarkets, home centers, eyeglass shops, camera shops, special products shops, stationary shops, science shops, measurement stores, home electric product stores (approx. 3000 stores nationwide)