Kyoto native Eriko Horiki uses handmade washi rice paper to create sculptural works and installations that elevate this traditional Japanese craft to new artistic heights. Her commissioned pieces feature in residential, commercial and public spaces around the world, including The Peninsula Tokyo Spa and Imasa restaurant at The Peninsula Hong Kong. This programme will introduce you to the artist in her atelier and learn more about washi-paper art in its traditional and contemporary forms.
Distinguished for its strength, texture and beauty, washi-paper is a centuries-old handicraft. A highly versatile material, it permeates Japanese life: it is used in the stencils that create kimono designs; it adorns fusuma sliding doors; and it covers the translucent shoji panels that are a well-known fixture of Japanese interiors – not to mention its appearance in such everyday items as stationery, gift boxes, lanterns and even banknotes. The author of "Washi in Architecture", artist Eriko Horiki has made a name for herself expressing the dynamics of this exquisite paper in innovative ways, from stage design to stunning paper tapestries and light displays, including exciting new applications for OLED lighting.
During this intimate cultural experience, you will meet with Ms Horiki in her Kyoto atelier to learn first-hand about her work and the use of washi-paper in interior decorating. After lunch in a private room with garden views at Manshige, a classic restaurant serving fine Kyoto-kaiseki cuisine and displaying Ms Horiki’s designs, return to her studio to deepen your study and have the opportunity to purchase or commission an original work at additional cost.
JPY 280,000 for one person
JPY 340,000 for two persons
JPY 400,000 for three persons
Prices include tax and meals, and exclude bullet train and Kyoto transportation.
Commissioned artwork to be charged separately.
- The programme duration is 13.5 hours from 6:30 am to 8:00 pm.
- Advance reservations of three months is required.
- The maximum number of persons is three.
- Minimum 12 years of age; those under 20 must be accompanied by an adult.
- The Rolls-Royce and BMW transfers provided as part of The Peninsula Academy programs are in partnership with Hinomaru Limousine Company.
- This programme is subject to availability