Founded on September 15, 1912, A young man of 19 years old named Tokuji Hayakawa leased a house in the center of Tokyo and set himself up in business. At just 19 years of age, he started his own small metalworking shop; he went on to become the founder of Sharp Corporation.
|Photo from Sharp 100th Anniversary Facebook Page. Like NOW!|
|Taken from History of Sharp|
|Photo from Sharp100years.com|
Growing up, the brand name Sharp is as synonymous as famous Japanese brands that sell electrical appliances. I fondly recall playing with my dad's old calculator that has the print out as he was an account clerk. I definitely do not know what model that was, but i recalled it looked similar to something below.
|Photo taken from MyCalcDB. Model EL8180 shown|
Much has changed since 1912 for Sharp. The 100th Year Milestone speaks volume of how the brand name and products has evolved. Visionary in their own right, Sharp has always pride itself with "making products that others want to imitate" And that is how Sharp pledges to continue making creative and high-quality products for the next 100 years.
|Tokuji Hayakawa Speech|
These submitted images and videos will be placed in the Sharp 100 Years website and they will be made into a work of film. The teaser to call for entry looked like the short video clip below.
Photos and Videos can be shared at the Sharp100Years.com website here.
Upon approval by the Contest Management, your photos will appear and he general public can VOTE. Winners will be judged based on the amount of "LIKE" or "VOTE" received. So, the more you post, the higher the chances your photos might be VOTED.
The prizes for this competition is superb with a chance to win a trip to West Coast, USA and Sharp fantastic products.
The wide usage of social media has been embraced by Sharp. Twitter users and Facebook users will have their field days too by hash-tagging their tweets with #Sharp100 or go over to the Facebook page set up for this event here, LIKE them and share the joy of your anniversary much like how Sharp is sharing their Sharp 100 Years Anniversary!