February 18, 2022


Stainless Steel World December 2021

Our construction portfolio, ‘Isetan Shinjuku – 5F Watch Department, Main Building’, was featured on the December 2021 issue of ‘Stainless Steel World’, a global magazine about stainless steel.

To learn more about this project, click the following link:
Project Gallery: Isetan Shinjuku – 5F Watch Department, Main Building

To learn more about ‘Stainless Steel World’, click the following link:

October 30, 2018


MONOCLE Issue 118

An article on Kikukawa was featured on the November 2018 cosy design special of ‘MONOCLE’, an English magazine.

The global magazine covers areas including global affairs, business, culture, and design – and sells more than 84,000copies per issue.

To read the article, click here

To learn more about ‘MONOCLE’, click here

*This article was also featured on ‘Nikkei Asian Review’ on Oct 29th.
To learn more about ‘Nikkei Asian Review’, click here

October 23, 2018


Stainless Steel in Architectural Applications (ISSF)

Kikukawa’ projects were featured on the “Stainless Steel in Architectural Applications”, an annual publication featuring various stainless steel projects over the world by International Stainless Steel Forum* (ISSF).


The cover featuring the kaleidoscopic mirror finished panels of Tokyu Plaza, Omotesando Harajuku

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Kikukawa is featured as a manufacturer in four projects.
-p.26 Tokyo Midtown Hibiya
-p.44 The Japanese Sword Museum
-p.70 Ventilation Tower of Tokyo Station
-p.110 Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku

Click the following links for more information on Kikukawa’s involvement in these projects.
– Tokyo Midtown Hibiya
– The Japanese Sword Museum
– Ventilation Tower of Tokyo Station
– Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku

*ISSF (International Stainless Steel Forum):
A non-profit research and development organisation founded in 1996 to serve as the focal point for the international stainless steel industry. Members include producers of stainless steel worldwide. From Japan, members include major stainless steel manufacturers and Japan Stainless Steel Association (JSSA).

Click here for more information on ISSF

October 11, 2018


South China Morning Post

An article on Kikukawa was featured on the Country Business Report section of ‘South China Morning Post’, a daily English newspaper published in Hong Kong.

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The article focuses on Kikukawa’s history, principles and its evolving business structure.

The South China Morning Post published its first paper in 1903. Today, the journal’s area of circulation includes Hong Kong, China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand.

To view the article online, click here

November 21, 2017


The Daily Engineering and Construction News

An article regarding KIKUKAWA digitizing its accounts payable in collaboration with financial technology (fintech) venture company, Tranzax, was featured on The Daily Engineering and Construction News (The Nikkan Kensetsu-Kogyo Shimbun, Ltd.), a Japanese nationwide construction trade paper, on November 20th.

This is one of the first examples for a medium sized metalworker to adopt a financial technology solution. The article focuses on the benefits such as the simplification of accounting work, and acceleration of cash conversion for the suppliers.

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November 21, 2017


ArchDaily Features Bloomberg’s European HQ

KIKUKAWA was featured in an article on the ArchDaily website regarding Bloomberg’s new European headquarters in London.

2017.10.25 Arch Daily, Article on Bloomberg's European Headquarters

A first-view of the Bloomberg Headquarters in London as featured on ArchDaily.

ArchDaily is a website that provides architectural news, project information and other related articles for architects and designers.

The article features the new European Bloomberg headquarters in London, highlighting the outstanding standards of sustainability of the building and the design which pays homage to the history of the site.

In collaboration with the designers, contractors and other manufacturers, Kikukawa contributed to the project through the fabrication of various bronze products that exhibit our metal craftsmanship.

From the series of large-scale bronze façade fins to the interior bronze ramps, roughly 43,397㎡ of bronze was used for this project. The bespoke shapes were created by combining cutting-edge metal-crafting technology, such as FSW (Friction Stir Welding) and fiber laser welding, and traditional craftsmanship, such as the FURUMI (sulfurized) finish.

To find out more about the article, click here.

To find out more about Kikukawa’s technology, click here.

September 22, 2017


Yousetsu News (Welding News)

An article regarding KIKUKAWA’s welding technology was featured on “Yousetsu News (Welding News)” on September 19th.

The piece highlights how the improvement of the quality of the weld adds to the beauty of the architecture. Featured technology and projects include “fiber laser welding machine”, “FSW (Friction Stir Welding machine)” and Shiki Juraku.

“Yousetsu News (Welding News)” is a weekly Japanese newspaper that covers latest updates surrounding welding news in the fabrication industry.

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June 12, 2017


Welding News or Yousetsu News

An article written by one of KIKUKAWA’s employees in the technical department was featured in the May 30th issue of “Welding News”, or Yousetsu News.

Yousetsu News is a weekly Japanese newspaper that covers latest updates surrounding welding news in the fabrication industry. The article is part of a special feature that covers the latest technology and products regarding welding of Stainless Steel.

KIKUKAWA’s article covers a breadth of information. From explanations of the material, its weldability to the KIKUKAWA’s dealings with stainless steel, our quality control and latest welding equipment such as FSW (Friction Stir Welding) and fiber laser welding machine. It also touches on Custom Metalwork, a new metalwork service that also deals with welding with new technology.

For more information on Custom Metalwork, click here.

For further inquiries, click here.

To jump to the Japanese Welding News (Yousetsu News) website, click here.

March 29, 2017


Shoten Kenchiku: Shiki Juraku

The large 3D off-centre pivot gate of Shiki Juraku, was featured in an article in Shoten Kenchiku. The bespoke metal gate that sits at the centre of the hotel was fabricated using dieless NC forming technique.

In the February edition of Shoten Kenchiku, Shiki Juraku’s (Kyoto’s traditional merchants’ housing style hotel) refined look and its unique concept was noted. As photographed at the centre, the bronze sulfurized texture of the gate matches and enhances the luxurious and traditional impression of the hotel. The materialization of this gate relied on dieless NC forming technique that is one of the latest metalwork processing available.

-The Shiki Juraku article featured on Shoten Kenchiku-

The article writes on the concept behind Shiki Juraku, the creation of ten distinct spaces where people can feel they belong. A focus on seasonal pleasures as well as Japanese Omotenashi is highlighted.

KIKUKAWA’s name is mentioned as the bespoke gate installer.

For more information on the bespoke gate of Shiki Juraku, click here.

For more information on the technology used to fabricate the large 3D off-center pivot gate, click here.