FUTAGAMI KURO-MURA Paperweight
KURO-MURA Paperweight Triangle (w38 x d46 x h35mm)
KURO-MURA Paperweight Rhombus (w49 x d35 x h33mm)
KURO-MURA Paperweight Square (w35 x d35 x h35mm)
The KURO-MURA series are black colored version of FUTAGAMI IHADA brass products. But please note that they are not just black colored. Unlike one-note coloring of painting nor plating, the KURO-MURA shows a warm texture, and gives each product's own expression.
The traditional coloring method of TAKAOKA casting, KURO-MURA, makes the products something like an ancient excavated items. This is a traditional method used for Buddhist altar articles, which mixes pigments with Japanese lacquer, URUSHI. The product 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.