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About Atmoph

In 2004, co-founder Kyohi was living in an apartment in Los Angeles. Life was fun, but with learning a new language, living in a new country, and researching at his university lab, there was also a growing stress inside him.

At a certain point, he began to feel his apartment’s atmosphere was cramped and suffocating. There was no sense of openness, and looking out the window showed only the apartment building next door. To create a feeling of spaciousness, he tried things like changing his computer’s desktop to a photo of a tropical beach, or playing landscape DVDs, but nothing quite worked. Over the next ten years, Kyohi continued to think of ideas for how to solve this problem, and then it finally occurred to him, “We can’t change the view from our homes. But what if we could?” A product with the design of a window that simply hangs on the wall, which opens to landscapes from all over the world. A simple concept, yet at the time time, it would be a dream come true.

With that concept in mind, in 2014, Atmoph was founded in Kyoto, Japan, and Atmoph Window, the world’s first smart digital window, was created. At Atmoph, we are rethinking the way we connect with nature and technology.

Kyohi Kang

Co-Founder, CEO

Born in Tokyo, Kyohi worked at Nintendo on UI engineering for their game consoles' online services, after leading the User Interface Technology Department at NHN Japan. He earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Aoyama Gakuin Univeristy and a MS in Computer Science from the University of Southern California, studying robotics. A Brazilian music lover.

Kyohi Kang

Kyohei Nakano

Co-Founder, Software Engineer

Kyohei started his career at Yahoo! Japan by building sports news servers. Later, at Mixi, he contributed to the development of online payment, photo sharing and music streaming services. And at Nintendo, he developed Nintendo eShop and content download servers for game consoles. He was qualified as the IPA MITOH Super Creator in 2008.

Kyohei Nakano

Yoko Tarui

Designer

Yoko is a designer at Atmoph. She started her own design office in 2008 after working as a graphic designer for advertising and packaging at Saito Numajiri Design for seven years. She studied design at college in San Diego and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. In her spare time, she enjoys movies and spending time with her kids.

Yoko Tarui

Yuichi Karino

Video Editor

Yuichi earned his degree in Visual Communication Design at Musashino Art University. After working on such documentaries as “New Great Journey: The Path of the Japanese” and “Aerial Walk: Japan Seen from the Sky”, he traveled the world as a freelancer. Yuichi joined Atmoph in 2016, and still finds time to travel to film scenery both locally and abroad.

Yuichi Karino

Chikako Kato

Customer Relations

Chikako majored in Communication Studies at California State University, Northridge. Through this experience, she became interested in connecting with people. She joined Atmoph in 2016 as a customer relations specialist and loves to communicate with our users from all over the world.

Chikako Kato

Christopher Whitehead

Software Engineer

Originally from the US, Chris worked in manufacturing, logistics, and translation, in addition to earning his JLPT N1 certification, before switching gears to become a software engineer. He joined Atmoph in 2017 and loves being part of the software development team here! In his free time, he enjoys listening to music, playing video games, and drinking coffee.

Christopher Whitehead

Shin Sugiyama

Hardware Engineer

Hardware and software engineer Shin joined Nintendo in 2002, where he worked on the development of the game controller for the Wii. After going independent in 2016, he joined Atmoph to assist with hardware development. He has a special ability to find fallen gloves. His record for most gloves discovered in a year is 112.

Shin Sugiyama

Kana Fujisawa

Front-End Engineer

Kana previously worked at Capcom as a UI developer and project manager for their games' promotional web content. She later joined Nintendo, where she was in charge of UI development for the Nintendo eShop, account services, and web services that linked to games. After leaving to become independent under the name "mae", she joined Atmoph as a front-end engineer. She loves Okinawa and often visits there.

Kana Fujisawa

Our Supporters

Kickstarter, Makuake

Atmoph Window began as a crowdfunding project. Without the support of these super early birds, it would never have become a reality.
List of supporters

Atmoph Inc

75-6 Yanagihachimancho, Nakagyo-ku, LS Kyoto 3F

Kyoto, Japan, 604-8101