Herbal pharmacist at the Sugimoto Pharmacy
Born in 1982.
After studying textile design and contemporary art at university, Kakuro Sugimoto leads as the pharmacy’s 3rd-generation. While offering advice and guidance on herbal medicines at the pharmacy, he explores Oriental medicine and herbalism, conducting a series of creative works, workshops and lectures in both fields of art and remedy. Integrating Japanese herbs and herbalism into contemporary lifestyles, he has participated in various programs in and outside of Japan, including “Health Music” by Ryuichi Sakamoto and “Traditional Japanese Medicine and Plant Dyeing” at Japan House London. He was the advisor on herbal medicine at G20 Osaka Summit Partners’ Program. He is the author of “Kokoro Kampo: a handbook on herbal medicine by a pharmacist from Kamakura, Ofuna”.