Made in Tokyo
Pipegram pipes are processed by the same methods used for technology designed to withstand harsh conditions such as car interiors and precision technology in fields such as medicine and aviation. Bending these pipes may seem simple, but precise technical knowledge has been used to control changes in pipe thickness and make the ends the right size for the joints to be attached. And of course, this technology is used freely in the mass production of parts that require complex bending. Toys deserve no less, and we make sure that our attention to detail leads to a finish that is worthy of the "Made in Tokyo" label.
Aluminum...but not utilitarian.
To make this product simply-structured yet enjoyable, lightweight yet strong, Pipegram uses specially produced aluminum pipes, not pipes from existing products. Oxidation film treatment has been performed for visual appeal and to protect the surfaces, allowing the pipes to remain in good condition throughout decades of normal use. These pipes may be aluminum, but there's nothing utilitarian or "cold" about them. We have full confidence in the Pipegram logo that is engraved in every pipe in every Pipegram set you buy.
Socially significant manufacturing
Open a Pipegram box and you'll be captivated by the beautiful arrangement of pipes and joints. Rarely will you see pipes laid out with such simplicity and yet such care. The packaging is designed so that each part can be slotted into place, so that anybody can package the parts correctly. Creating work that anybody can do may provide job opportunities for those struggling with barriers to other employment, and creates another opportunity for people to get involved in manufacturing. The design of Pipegram's packaging stays true to Busyu Kogyo's principles without compromising on esthetics in any way. Busyu Kogyo's unwavering mindset about manufacturing is entrenched in each package of Pipegram.
Even the name is simple.
The name "Pipegram" was created by combining "pipe" with "gram", a suffix that means "something drawn", to symbolize the concept of "drawing with pipes". We chose a simple name to make it easy for Pipegram to become a household name, both among those using it as a toy and those using it as an art form for exploring 3D shapes. Pipegram is symbolized by a double ring-shaped logo representing the front view of one of the pipes.