Born in Kyoto City, Japan.
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 (Osamu's second daughter) was a makeup artist in both New York and Japan for more than 25 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 skincare products which she has been using at the time. The results, she discovered that many allergies and 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!