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HIYOSHIYA : NishiboriKotaro
The fifth successor of the only Kyo-wagasa manufacturer "Hiyoshiya". Born in Shingu City, Wakayama Prefecture. After studying abroad in Canada, became an interpreter at the city hall, but after getting married, was charmed by the beauty of Kyo-wagasa at his wife's parental home, "Hiyoshiya". Quit the job of a civil servant and decided to shift to a craftsmanship. Inaugurated as the 5th generation in 2004.
Under the corporate philosophy of "Tradition is Continuing Innovations" we are actively developing new products that utilize the technology and structure of Japanese umbrella (Wagasa), as well as inheriting traditional Wagasa. Aim to become a global long-established venture company. We are also working on the development of collaborative products with domestic and foreign designers, artists, and architects, and have been actively participating in overseas exhibitions since 2008, Maison & Objet (Paris), Ambiente, Tendednce, Light + Building (Frankfurt), ICFF. Exhibited at (NY) etc.
Started overseas export centering on the Japanese-style lighting "KOTORI" series. Currently deployed in 15 countries. In 2012, utilizing the experience and network cultivated at Hiyoshiya, established TCI Laboratory Co., Ltd., which supports Japanese traditional craftsmen's overseas product development, market development and sales.
Location 602-0072 Kyoto Kamigyo-ku, 546 Dodo-cho,