HORIGUCHI KIRIKO

HORIGUCHI KIRIKO

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Toru HORIGUCHI, SHUSEKI, the third

Senna MISAWA

Toru HORIGUCHI, SHUSEKI, the third

Born in Tokyo 1976. After being trained by SHUSEKI the second (Tomio Suda, known as the ‘Intangible cultural heritage’ of the region called Koto ward), Toru Horiguchi inherited the title of SHUSEKI the third and established his own studio ‘Horiguchi Kiriko Inc’. Toru is a certified Japanese traditional craftsman of Edo Kiriko (Japanese cut glass). Many highly acclaimed exhibitions have taken place with his works, not only in Japan, such as ‘Toru Horiguchi, SHUSEKI the third / Takashimaya Tokyo’, but also in NYC, Paris and London including an exhibition at the Japanese embassy in the UK. He has also won many prizes including, amongst others, 'ORBIS Group CSR, CEO Award', outstanding performance award in 'Edo Kiriko New Work Exhibition' and two [TD1] ‘Good Design Award’.

Awards

2016Good Design Award - Japanese Tea Pet-Bottle Design produced by ASAHI SOFT DRINKS CO., LTD (Asahi-Inryo Rokujyo Mugicya Pet-Bottle Design)
Japan Package Contest, Japan Star Award - Asahi-Inryo Rokujyo Mugicya Pet-Bottle Design
Asia Star Contest, Asia star award - Asahi-Inryo Rokujyo Mugicya Pet-Bottle Design
2013Good Design Award - Tokyo Crafts & Design (which includes 2 of Toru’s works 'Paper Weight Moire’ and ‘Kiriko Ring’)
2011Selected Work - Japan Craft Award 50th Anniversary
2010Highest Award - 'TOKYO SKY TREE 2010’ Edo Kiriko New Work Award (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Director-General, Manufacturing Industries Bureau Award) ORBIS Group CSR CEO Award
2009Highest Award - 'Inside beauty’ Edo Kiriko New Work Award (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Director-General, Manufacturing Industries Bureau Award)

Exhibitions

2017A collaboration project of Kanto-METI (Kanto Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry) and Singapore deign department ‘Kyo Project’ / Singapore
2016Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan ‘Japan Brand Project’ / Finland, France and UK
Design Code / Roppongi Hills
2015Cut-Glass Accents / Japanese Embassy in London
Solo Exhibition ‘SHUSEKI, the third’ / Takashimaya Nihonbashi
2014Cut x Cut - Photographer Michiharu Baba x SHUSEKI, the third / Ruan Ginza Gallary
TOKYO WANDERING CRAFT 2014 / Shibuya Hikarie 47 MUSEUM
GLOBAL EXHIBITION EN / Shibuya Hikarie Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo
NIPPONISTA / Isetan Mitsukoshi (As a part of New York Fashion Week)
2013Edo Kiriko – 15 Young Talents who carries Japanese traditional / Itochu Aoyama Art Square
2012Edo Kiriko – Beauty and Tradition of Japanese Cut Glass / Seto Museum
COOL JAPAN WAO - Craft Renaissance Project (Selected Exhibitor) / New York, Paris
365 Days Charming Everyday Things (Selected Exhibitor) /Paris, Japan
Kirameki Leads Us to the Shiny Future / POLA GINZA Window Display
2011EXHIBITION Toru Horiguchi v2 (Solo Exhibition) / Wada Gallery
Edo Kiriko – Beauty and Tradition of Japanese Cut Glass’ (Exhibitor) / Machida City Museum
Temporary Special Exhibition (Invited Exhibitor) / Ishikawa Prefecture Traditional Industry and Craft Gallery
Art Chicago (Exhibitor) / Chicago
Art Fair Kyoto (Exhibitor) / Kyoto
2010The Art Show JAPAN (Group Exhibitor) / Wada Gallery
Exhibition Toru Horiguchi v1 (Solo Exhibition) / Wada Gallery
2009‘Brilliant Noël – Shine - / POLA MUSEUM ANNEX

Collection

POLA ORBIS HOLDINGS INC.

POLA INC.

Senna MISAWA

Born in Gunma 1989, while studying at Meiji University (the department of commercial science), Senna was very impressed and inspired by the works of SHUSEKI the third, Toru Horiguchi. As a result, she joined Horiguchi Kiriko straight after her graduation. Since then, she has been working and practicing everyday with Toru wishing to become the one of the best Edo Kiriko craftsmen.

COMPANY

The history of EDO KIRIKO began in 1834, in the late EDO period, when Kyubei KAGAYA originated the glass cutting techniques sculpting glass using the powder of garnet. EDO KIRIKO was designated a traditional Japanese craft in 2002. In 1921 Ichio HORIGUCHI, the first person to go by the title SHUSEKI, became a trainee of the EDO KIRIKO master, Kikuichiro KOBAYASHI. His grandson, Toru HORIGUCHI, studied under the second SHUSEKI (Tomio SUDA, designated a Koto City Intangible Cultural Heritage). As the third SHUSEKI, Toru HORIGUCHI established HORIGUCHI KIRIKO INC. in 2008 to continue the traditional glass carving art. In the spirit of the tradition, HORIGUCHI KIRIKO respects the intrinsic beauty of glass. We are always striving to use the elegant translucence and joy inherent in glass to move, delight, and amaze our customers. HORIGUCHI KIRIKO offers you genuine EDO KIRIKO.

Company Name : HORIGUCHI KIRIKO INC.
Established : 1st October, 2008
Capital Fund : JPY10 million
Headquaters : 5-10-2 Matsue, Edogawa-ku, TOKYO JAPAN 132-0025
Tel. +81 50 3735 3755
Fax. +81 3 6231 5575
Representative : Toru HORIGUCHI
Number of employees : 3
Business Lineup : Manufacturing, processing and distribution of glassware products

Main Clients
Aoyama Gakuin University
ITOCHU Corporation
ODELIC CO.,LTD
Culture Generation Japan Co., Ltd
KOIZUMI LIGHTING TECHNOLOGY CORP.
SHOTOKU GLASS Co.,LTD
Takashimaya Company, Limited
DENTSU TEC INC.
TOHOKUSHINSHA FILM CORPORATION
Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
NipponDepartmentStore inc.
HAKUHODO PRODUCT'S INC.
VITACAIN PHARMACEUTICAL Co.,LTD.
HIBIYA-KADAN FLORAL CO.,LTD.
POLA ORBIS HOLDINGS INC.
Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd.
caramo, Inc.

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