Based out of Kyoto, Japan, Zappu first opened its doors in 1994 as a venture company of its then parent company, Cyrstal Optical Co. Ltd, who specializes in manufacturing, polishing, and inspection of precision machines. They used tungsten powder as a polishing element and were able to use their expertise in Tungsten to start a fishing company specializing in terminal tackle. Zappu was one of the first companies to introduce tungsten bullet sinkers and dropshot weights to the Japanese market. They have since expanded into hooks, sinkers, rubber jigs, lure accessory parts and lead the way with innovative tricked out JDM terminal tackle.