Hoichi Kurisu of Kurisu International
Hoichi Kurisu is an international landscape architect renowned for his Japanese gardens and is the designer of prominent Japanese gardens across the country, notably the Portland Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon. Kurisu believes encounters with nature to be essential to mental, physical, and spiritual equilibrium and has applied this perspective beginning with his first designs in 1972.
Building the Japanese Garden at Saffron Fields
Kurisu’s gardens reinforce the quality of humanity which our speed and information-obsessed society often elides. Harmonizing light and shade, water and rock, and space with the senses, Kurisu’s work enlists nature to restore peace of mind, physical health, and strong and compassionate communities.
Kurisu’s approach to landscape, business, and life depends on rigorous study of local conditions, sensitivity to history, and above all, humility. A design-build company, Kurisu International works with our own highly skilled craftsmen and master carpenters from Japan to ensure quality, efficiency, and authenticity. Kurisu envisions to create restorative experiences which demonstrate the necessity of natural places to physical, mental, and social wellbeing.
An avid gardener, Angela was first inspired to incorporate a Japanese garden into the Saffron Field’s property after visiting Tokyo and Kyoto. After meeting Kurisu in Houston, both Sanjeev and Angela knew he was the ideal visionary to design the gardens at Saffron Fields.