Eriko Horiki is a washi paper expert. Washi is handmade Japanese paper made from techniques established over 1300 years ago. It uses the inner bark of Japanese trees and shrubs like the Mulberry bush. It’s beautiful yet tough and is used in traditional arts such as Origami.
Where tradition and innovation meet
Eriko Horiki is respectful of traditional washi methods but likes to question them: “When the art was in its infancy over 1300 years ago, washi techniques must have been considered quite innovative. But yesterday’s innovations are today’s traditions”. Her style is to combine the traditional with modern innovations by harnessing the latest technology. The result is washi paper of rare and timeless beauty.
“Innovation and tradition are not opposing forces...tradition is the evolutionary result of hundreds of years of working with innovative techniques”.
Eriko Horiki - Kyoto
A Blend of Tradition and Innovation
From the origami pattern grille and Japanese craftsmanship, to the digital piano key headlights and four cylinder 2.0 liter VC-Turbo engine, the INFINITI QX55 is the embodiment of traditions and world’s-first innovations working in balanced harmony.