歴清社

ABOUT

「日本人の美意識が生み出した箔文化を現代にいかす」

"Leaf culture produced by Japanese aesthetics is revived in this century."

日本の伝統的工芸技術である箔押しを用いた不変色性の「紙」。
それを作り出す世界で唯一の技術をもとに、新たな素材・装飾技術を提案。
文化的かつ現代的な、新しいインテリアと製品の可能性を創造します。

A "Non-discoloration Paper" using leaf has been created as a Japanese traditional craft method.
We offer this with new materials and decoration technology based on a unique technology.
Offering new creation of interiors and products more cultural and modern.

創業者の久永清次郎が歴清社を興したのが1905年のこと。もともと刀剣商を営んでいた家柄でしたが、1876年に発令された廃刀令などにより商いを余儀なく転換。それまで出入りをしていた武家や長者屋敷の調度品に着目し、屏風商に転換したのがことの始まりです。本金、本銀屏風を京都から仕入れていましたが、それらは高価で時間もかかる上、手に入りづらい。思案の末、清次郎は安価な洋金箔(真鍮製の箔)を使った箔押し紙の開発に着手。接着剤などの材料の試行錯誤を繰り返し、実用試験を繰り返すことで、ついに本金箔と同様に変色せず実用にも耐え得る金紙を日本で初めて製品化しました。以来、評判が評判を呼び、国内のみならず世界にも販路を拡大。神社仏閣はもとより、高級ホテルや美術館など様々な場所で歴清社の製品が活用されています。

The founder, Seijiro Hisanaga began his company called “Rekiseisha” in 1905. There was family that was originally engaged in the swords business, but they were forced to change their activity because of Haito ordinance (swords prohibition) which was established in 1876. Since then, Rekiseisha focused on the furniture of samurai residences that they had visited regularly, they converted their business to folding screen business. That is the beginning of their history. Purchasing gold and silver folding screens from Kyoto was very expensive and takes a long time to ship. It was even hard to buy ones. After much consideration, Seijiro embarked on developing the titling leaf paper using an inexpensive brass leaf. After Repeating the trial and error of using different adhesives and also the practical tests, they invented the first product of the gold paper in Japan that can withstand the practical use without discoloration in the same way as gold leaf. They started to have a great reputation and expanded their activity from Japan to the world. Starting from shrines and temples, the products of Rekiseisha are now also used in a variety of places such as luxury hotels or museums.

「被爆した煙突が今なお残る工場で」

"At the exposed factory that still remain now"

被爆した煙突が今なお残る、広島市西区にある歴清社の工場。近所の小学校の廃材を集め移築したその姿は、
建て直した当時のまま。歴史をみつめ、未来を創る。そのひとつの象徴とも言える場所です。

Rekiseisha’s exposed factory remains in West district of HIROSHIMA city.
An elementary school was transformed into the factory, but it is still the same as before.
It reminds us of all the history and dreams of the future. It is one of the symbols in that area.