The One about Marui

In Tokyo, one of the more popular department stores is Marui. While most people are familiar with the “○I○I” logo,  the symbol “O” is not the vowel but the Japanese symbol for “Maru” and the “1” is pronounced “i”, hence the “Marui”. The first store was founded 1in 1931 by Chuji Aoi, a Japanese businessman.  By 1935, the symbol “O” for Marui was established and the logo that exists today […]