Born in the Kyoto City
Chidoriya was established by Mr. Osamu Horikiri
in Kyoto, Japan in 1949.
In its first years he focused on making original beauty goods and handbags for Maiko (apprentice Geisha) and Geisha. Geisha and Maiko "girls" of that generation were fashion and beauty trend setters in Kyoto.
Ms.Tomomi Horikiri who is Osamu's second daughter was a makeup artist in both NY and Japan for more than 20 years working with major musicians, models and actresses.
She has met many people who were having skin problems such as acne, eczema etc… that encouraged her to do extensive research about the cosmetics and skincare products which she has been using at the time. The results, she discovered that many allergic/skin reactions are caused by the chemical /synthetic ingredients that are contained in them.
One day, she received a gift from her friend….an herbal water that is made by her grandmother.
The idea came to her… " I can make skin care products that are 100% natural and organic using Japanese traditional ingredients with a twist."
She continued her research based on the philosophy that
cosmetic ingredients should be almost the same as what we eat
and the ingredients should make the Japanese DNA happy!
Chidoriyaworld.com was established by Tomomi in New York in 1999
with her wish to introduce the excellent beauty goods of Japan.
The first product launched was:
pure camellia oil based "Azuki red been & brown sugar soap" .
Since then we have produced products using the traditional ingredients such as:
Yuzu, Greentea, Azuki, Rice bran and Gettou (Alpinia speciosa) etc.
Today, we carry over 100 items including Tsuge boxwood combs, brushes, cosmetics pouches and hair accessories and export to London, Singapore and Sydney.
We will continue to work diligently into the future to be your
reliable organic/natural company
and sincerely hope to share with all of you our delightful products.