HORIGUCHI KIRIKO

HORIGUCHI KIRIKO

ARTISAN

Shūseki (III), Toru Horiguchi

Senna MISAWA

Yuki SAKAMOTO

Shūseki (III), Toru Horiguchi

Toru Horiguchi was born in Tokyo in 1976. After apprenticing under the second Shūseki, Tomio Suda (designated by Tokyo’s Kōtō ward as a Holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property), Toru inherited his master’s tile and succeeded to the position of ‘Shūseki (III)’. Not soon after, he established his own studio, ‘Horiguchi Kiriko’. Toru is a certified Traditional Craftsman of Edo Kiriko.

Toru’s works have been the subject of many highly acclaimed exhibitions in Japan, such as his self-titled showcase ‘Toru Horiguchi, Shūseki (III)’ at Tokyo’s prestigious Takashimaya department store. However, he has also exhibited abroad in such locations as New York City, Paris and London - where he was invited to display at the Embassy of Japan in the UK. Toru’s craftsmanship has earned him numerous awards, including, amongst others, the ORBIS Award (CEO) for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), an award for outstanding performance from the annual ‘Edo Kiriko New Work Exhibition’ and the much converted 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

Senna Misawa was born in Gunma Prefecture in 1989. Senna became aware of the works of Shūseki (III) Toru Horiguchi during her undergraduate studies at Meiji University’s School of Business. What she saw left a deep impression and upon graduation she immediately sought an apprenticeship. In 2014, she entered Horiguchi Kiriko with the determination to one day inherit the skills, techniques and teachings of the Edo Kiriko craft.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Yuki Sakamoto

Yuki Sakamoto was born in Hokkaidō (the northernmost of Japan’s main islands) in 1998. While studying at Rumoi high school, Yuki became interested in traditional glass cutting and applied to Horiguchi Kiriko in the hope of receiving a work experience placement. In 2017, he entered the company as a full time member of staff which, at that time, made him Japan’s youngest Edo Kiriko apprentice. Everyday, he approaches his work with diligence and devotion.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

COMPANY

In 1834, during the final decades of Japan’s Edo period, Kyūbei Kagaya (a craftsman and proprietor of a glassware store in the city of Edo’s Ōdenmachō) began incorporating garnet powder into his glass cutting practice. The techniques and workmanship that developed around this approach came to define the art and enduring character of Edo Kiriko. Over 160 years later, in the 14th year of Japan’s Heisei era (2002), Edo Kiriko was officially designated as a ‘Traditional Craft’ by the central government.

In 1921, during Japan’s Taishō era, Ichio Horiguchi, the first of a lineage of craftsmen to bear the ‘Shūseki’ title, began his apprenticeship under master of the Edo Kiriko arts, Kikuichiro Kobayashi. Two generations later, Ichio’s grandson Tōru Horiguchi served his own apprenticeship as a pupil of Shūseki (II), Tomio Suda (designated by Tokyo’s Kōtō ward as a Holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property). In 2008, as the third master of the Shūseki line, Tōru established Horiguchi Kiriko to be a successor to the artistry and spirit of the Edo Kiriko craft.

At Horiguchi Kiriko, we approach glass with a sincerity that recognises its dignity, commanding clarity and florid brilliance. It is our day-to-day endeavour to reveal these virtues in ways we hope will move, delight and amaze our customers. Horiguchi Kiriko safeguards the tradition behind the craft so that we may continue to offer our customers 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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