NOUSAKU

Established in 1916, NOUSAKU began manufacturing Buddhist altar fittings, tea sets, and flower vases made of brass and bronze in Takaoka, later adding tableware, home accessories, and luminaires to our lineup.
Our advanced casting techniques, expert knowledge, tradition, and spirit have been passed down from craftsman to craftsman. Wind-bells given transparent hairlines and tin tableware with sophisticated nuances derive from casting techniques developed in the production of Buddhist altar fittings and tea ceremony paraphernalia.
With a focus on material, technical research and product development, we seek to match our inherited tradition with current trends and pass the results on to the next generation.

FURIN

This wind bell uses a traditional casting technique passed on locally through generations for over 400 years.

To accentuate the beauty of the material, each object is made individually on a turning wheel. Given a hairline finish, the pieces express the perfect harmony of modern design and traditional technique. Enjoy the gentle, beautiful and relaxing sound particular to the shape and material of each wind-chime.

KAGO

Known as the most expensive material after gold and silver, tin is a malleable and versatile material. It has the near-whiteness of silver, does not rust easily nor tarnish with air. It is significantly antibacterial and highly conductive to heat and cold. NOUSAKU uses tin in its pure form. It is common to add other metals to tin for durability and to facilitate cutting work, but NOUSAKU uses no such additives. The accumulated experience of skilled craftsmen enables the production of these unique pieces.

Made of 100 % pure tin, the Kago series features the malleability of the metal. Pull and stretch the Kago item and shape it into a basket. Doing so, feel the crackling sound called the Tin Cry.

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