Daiso was originally opened first as a street vending shop dealing with 100-yen products known as “Yano Shoten"" by Hirotake Yano in 1972. He later founded Daiso in 1977. Daiso has a range of over 100,000 products, of which over 40 percent are imported goods, many of them from China, Korea, and Japan. Many of their products are house-hold items such as kitchenware and cleaning products. Daiso has locations in 25 countries and regions worldwide.