woodworker (Okawa, Fukuoka Prefecture) Hiroshige Iguchi
Okawa, a city in Fukuoka Prefecture, is Japan’s premier wood furniture-producing area. Happo-en serves as a showcase for the woodworking skills of Okawa.
Hiroshige Iguchi works on commissions from clients all over Japan. At Happo-en, he created the reusable teahouse at Mujo-an and the Kagura raised stage used for festival performances, a counter featuring a Japanese umbrella, lighting fixtures, tableware and more. He also handles product design for Happo-en.