First prize at the 4th Hatsumei Hakurankai Expo

Ever since Olympus was founded, it has been tireless and passionate in its efforts to develop microscopes, following on behind microscopy developments in the west. These efforts were rewarded in 1928 when the company received the outstanding domestic product award at the Tokyo Exhibition for the Promotion of Domestically Made Products. Olympus was also honored to present one of its products to the Emperor Showa.
Then, in 1932, Olympus received the highest honor when awarded first prize at the 4th Hatsumei Hakurankai Expo. From this moment on, the company was able to achieve steady growth in its microscope business.