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Takeo Hirayama Meister (stained glass)

Last update date January 22, 2020

Takeo Hirayama(burn Hirayama)
Stained glass

The 2000 choice (the fifth)
Kohoku Ward residence

Work which we matched with each light in the four seasons in Japan

When "it is attached to building, we make to condition of light of the place. Thing difficult again is to memorize on-site light by being the most important "paints in variety of Japanese light with the four seasons in total if said to be charm of stained glass daringly, and "there is still that it is not revealed as for Hirayama whether it is delicate beauty of light that bakes, and is crowded" in this field with history of 1,000 years a lot. We read book in various ways, but do not understand well. Saying is feel every day, as for, besides production and restoration of work, repeat study, investigations into history or technique of stained glass saying is.

"Stained glass has only history of around 120 years in Japan and cannot get citizenship still more. Power enters activity not to be able to hold for church, and to become a part of the everyday life saying even a little wants to gain understanding people.

The skill of Meister

European classic technique of stained glass lets you corrode glass with medicine unlike thing which we just tie stained glass to with lead crosspiece and copper adhesive tape and we paint with glaze and print many times in furnace and tie last in lead crosspiece and complete work.

Hirayama creates furnace burning with glass and corroding facilities by himself/herself, and all the block for color printing glass orders glazes from studio of France-Germany using France and German thing.

Not only we investigate the beauty of stained glass, but also work for the making of work which there was in Japanese climate, climate while adopting classic technique and modern technique that is the highest based on skill of high quality that we learned in home France.

In addition, reinforcement method takes in method of traditional French church architecture to reuse stained glass even if time passes, and building is broken.


After completing Musashino Art University practical skill specialization department study course, we enter studio of stained glass doing probation from all over the attendance at school.

We study in French national high applied fine arts school stained glass department at the age of 27.

We learn classic technique of stained glass for three years and, after returning home, establish studio in Tokyo. We move studio to hill full of light of Yokohama at the age of 34.

We open classroom of classic technique once a week while we order in studio and produce.

We hang many large-scale production such as the Hossho-ji Temple main hall of a Buddhist temple, Yokohama City University, Toyama-shi art culture hall, Bunshodo Ginza building and restore stained glass of Yokohama-shi opening of a port memory hall.

Main receiving a prize career

  • 2018 Yokohama-shi skilled person of merit commendation receiving a prize (The Mayor of Yokohama)
  • Winning 2018 Yokohama culture prize

We can come across the skill of Meister here!

Light stained studio
4-7-12, Kikuna, Kouhoku-ku, Yokohama-shi
Telephone: 045-401-7641

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