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Designed by Masanori Oji and made by Futagami, Japan.
Founded in 1897, FUTAGAMI has a long history of making brass artifacts used in the Buddhist traditions. Brass products gradually change their colour over the course of many years dues to oxidisation. The longer they are used, the richer they become.
Walnut-sized brass paperweights with a crude casting surface, which fit comfortably in your hands.
* Lower right in the first slide
Brass IHADA Paperweight Triangle w38 x d46 x h35, 215g
* Upper one in the first slide
Brass IHADA Paperweight Square w49 x d35 x h33, 235g
* Lower left in the first slide
Brass IHADA Paperweight Rhombus w35 x d35 x h35, 312g
These are polyhedral brass objects, available in three types, Triangle, Square, and Rhombus. As all faces are parallel, you can easily hold it between the tips of your first two fingers. The surface of the paperweight is IHADA-finished, a crude casting surface. The paperweight gradually changes its color over the course of years due to oxidization. The longer it is used, the richer and subtler it becomes.
"Futagami," a brass foundry founded in the city of Takaoka, Toyama Pref., Japan in 1897 launched a brass livingware brand named "FUTAGAMI."
Brass has long been used in various fields such as metal fittings for architecture, ships, and furniture as it has corrosion resistance property and moderate workability.
It has a long history as a material for arts and crafts or Buddhist altar equipment as its texture is gentle with an elegant luster.
Brass products gradually change their color over the course of many years due to oxidization. The longer they are used, the richer and subtler they become, dissolving into the human heart and the environment.
Enjoy this loving, brass livingware for many years to come.