初代 関武比古

TAKEHIKO    PROFILE

創 業 者
初代 関 武比古
Founder
TAKEHIKO SEKI Ⅰ

二代目・関武比古について

TAKEHIKO Ⅱ Profile

伝統工芸・錺職について

Silversmith & Goldsmith Skills


明治41年、千葉県勝浦に生まれ、大正11年に上京し、打物の名匠、田島勝之師の門に入り、銀細工を修行、さらに香坂宗廣師について技法を磨き、昭和11年に独立しました。第二次世界大戦で応召、昭和23年に復員し、平和の訪れと共に、再び活発な制作を開始しました。
「貴金属美術工芸品を、ひろく人々に」と、伝統工芸の「手」の技法に、新しい技術をとり入れて制作したヨット、宝船、帆前船、御所車、兜、扇、鶴、打出の古鎚、五重塔、幌馬車、騎士などの金銀製置物や額は、多くの方々にご好評を得ています。


HISTORY

Seki Takehiko was born 1908 in Chiba Prefecture. in 1922 he moved to Tokyo where he became an apprentice to the famed master-silversmith, Tajima Katsuyuki. Master Seki later perfected his craftmanship under master Kosaka Munehiro untll 1936 when he was able to establish himself as a silversmith in his own right.
He hopes for a wider range of exposure and appreciation for craft-works made in precious metals, and for this purpose utilizes the traditional handicraft method adopting modern techniques.
His exquisite and refined gold and silver works of art includung "Yacht","Treasure Ship","Clipper Ship","Gosho-Guruma","Kabuto","Ohgi","Japanese Crane","Lucky Mallet","Five-Storied Pagoda","Covered Wagon" and "Knight" are highly admired.