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Rush product making

Toru Sasaki

1950Had been creating both Japanese umbrellas and rush products, but started business to specialize in rush products
1994Assumes the position of president of the company

Though graduating with civil engineering degree, he was brought into this field by his wife’s passion. He is now deeply involved in the field.

 

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What kind of products are you making?
I make interior items made with domestic-grown rush. Domestic rush is robust and beautiful.
How did you come to this occupation?
I happen to help with my wife’s family business, and my eyes opened to Japanese culture, and involvement of nature and life, which brought me into this field.
What are you particular about in your work?
First of all, I think it’s important for man to live in nature. If we are surrounded by inorganic matter, we will lose our balance. I also think that design is important. People will not use our product unless it’s beautiful. Developing products with new uses is also a part of designing.
What is the good thing about your job?
People may think rush products are old-fashioned. I am happy when our proposed products are received by the younger generation as something new in their lifestyle.
What is your dream?
I do not intent to expand my business, but I’d be happy to work with people around the world to build understanding through the valuing of nature.
Name of company Soejima Isao Shoten Co., Ltd.
Location 23-1 Nakakimuro, Okawa-shi 831-0014
TEL +81-944-88-1141
FAX +81-944-88-1503
Web http://www.soejima.com

WORKS

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