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The sixth generation:TOSHIHEI KIRIMOTO


The sixth owner, Toshihei Kirimoto, took on his family’s business as soon as he graduated from high school.
During Japan's years of rapid economic growth in the 1960s and 70s, the company invested in improving facilities in order to be able to make Japanese- and Western-style furniture, building a new warehouse and factory, and spending the majority of the profits on wood.

The seventh generation:TAIICHI KIRIMOTO

The seventh generation, Taiichi, majored in product design in university, and worked at another company doing office planning before returning to Wajima. He underwent a four and a half year apprenticeship in woodworking before beginning to help Toshihei with managing the business and making carving proposals, design proposals, and supervision of overall lacquerware production.
While keeping the regular work of making wooden fittings, he also works together with the young craftspeople who are in their 30s and 40s, making lacquer vessels, small articles, furniture, and interior elements, exploring the possibilities of lacquer as a part of modern lifestyles.

Craftspeople & Staff

■ Kirimoto Wooden Craft Workshop

KAZUNORI SUMI

SYUICHI KIRIMOTO

SEIICHI KIRIMOTO

HARUKI TANI

SHINICHI HANAMIZU

TAKAHO SYOJI

KEISUKE KUBOTA

TOSHIKO KIRIMOTO

JUNKO KIRIMOTO

MIYUKI TESAKI

Honmachi Store

Kanazawa Store

NOBUO KATO

YOSHIKO TAKAKUWA

NAOKO KITA/NAHOKO YOSHIDA

■ Urushi Office & Nihonbashi mitsukoshi Store

HISAE KAWASHIMA

MASAYUKI MARUYAMA

MAMI KAWAKAMI