Takahiro Kimura

Shizensei Club (Ibaraki Prefecture)

Born in Hamura, Tokyo. In junior high school, he was a member of the baseball team and received strict but loving guidance from the coach. He then entered the high school division of Shirane Kaizen School (a boarding school) in Gunma Prefecture, where he met Yanase Takashi and Sachiko, the current directors of the Shizen Sei Club. After graduating, he joined the Shizen Sei Club when it was first established in 1990. Given his impressive physique, everyone would be surprised at his delicate and sensitive personality. At first glance, he appears to be a bossy character, but he never forgets to be considerate of those around him. His paintings are also attractive because of the mixture of boldness and sensitivity. In the spring of 2015, he held a solo exhibition, "Love and Face."


the work



Stand out

Intellectual disability.
Even within that single word, there are countless individualities.
It means that it's not "normal."
At the same time, I think that's a possibility.
HERALBONY works with artists from welfare facilities across Japan.
It is an art and life brand that aims to create new culture.

Unleash Your “Exceptionality”

“Intellectual Disability”.
Within the spectrum exists variants of personalities. Rich sensitivities, intricate dexterity, bold ideas, refined attractiveness and more.
Not “typical”, in turn, brings possibilities to life.

We aim to transcend borders by the names of prejudice and common sense that divide this world. By delivering diverse “exceptionalities” to society in various ways, we aspire to shape a new culture by pioneering a welfare-centered approach.



Working with artists to create sustainable brands.
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Together with artists, we will create a sustainable brand.
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