While taking over the technology of Takaoka copperware, which is a traditional craft, we continue to create products with unprecedented copper -colored color.MOMENTUM FACTORY ORIIWe talked to Koji Orioi.
 About the trigger of pursuing the path of crafts, the background of your own, the history and formation of the workshop
 About the trigger of pursuing the path of crafts, the background of your own, the history and formation of the workshopTakaoka City, Toyama Prefecture, is a production area of Takaoka copperware that has more than 400 years of history. MOMENTUM FACTORY ORII was founded in 1950 as "Orioi Coloring Shop" that colored Takaoka copperware in 1950, and now the third -generation Koji Orioi will challenge new products that apply traditional coloring technology. I am continuing.
Takaoka copperware is divided by the fact that the prototype, casting, finishing, coloring, and carving, and by the factors and craftsmen for each process. After the war, it sold like a brazier, and after that it was popular as a zodiac figurine and corporate souvenirs, but after the collapse of the bubble, the demand for products will drop sharply. Mr. Orio, who has a sense of crisis that does not come in colored work even if he waits, has begun to develop original products that can be manufactured and sold within the company.
"The casting that requires a mold is high in mold and it is difficult to produce a small amount, so I focused on copper plates that do not require a mold. Light and easy -to -process copper plates are not only small figurines, but also large figures and building materials. You can also make items. "
It seems that Orioi's background so far has been created to have a spirit of challenging new manufacturing while inheriting the tradition.
"I used to work in a computer in Tokyo, but I didn't want to lose my coloring work as a family business, so I returned to Takaoka at the age of 26. I haven't learned the technology, so I don't have a fixed concept and I don't have any expertise, so I think I was able to create a new product that applied traditional coloring technology. Eventually it will be a standard as the next traditional crafts. I want you to
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Orioi seems to try to interact with many people other than the Takaoka copper wag industry in the traditional craft.
"There are new discoveries from conversations with people with common hobbies, such as exchanging information with people in different industries, such as camping, cars, and motorcycles. There are, but the points and advice from people in different industries can be accepted honestly, and we are also working on the challenge of the collaboration business. I try to challenge new things while thinking about that. "
It is said that the idea of developing new products often comes up in unexpected directions, when they are stimulated by the concepts and exchange of opinions that are unthinkable between the same businesses.
Nowadays, there are many items that match modern life, such as clock dials, lighting, vase and tableware. However, at the beginning of the development, it seems that it was extremely difficult to apply the inherited traditional coloring technology to a thin copper plate.
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"Because there is a high temperature process in traditional coloring technology, copper plate can no longer be used. Therefore, it combines technologies such as chemicals and exquisite temperature changes to produce complex colors even at low temperatures. Was braided. "
Momentum Factory ORII items have a unique texture unique to metals and a unique texture between the astringency and deep colors, and has a quiet impact just there.
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Orioi says that traditional crafts are not old, but want to blend into modern life as new and casual things.
"The young generation who does not know traditional crafts is aiming for a surprising and surprising manufacturing that this is also a Takaoka copperware. I want you to feel" cool! "At a glance."
Momentum Factory Orii is engraved every day in Momentum Factory Orii, where new technologies born from past traditions become the standard of the next era.
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