RIKUCHO OGASAWARA / CAST IRON TSUNO BOOKENDS (PAIR)
Designed by cast iron artist Rikucho Ogasawara, the former head of OGASAWARA CHUZOSHO founded in 1916 by his father in Mizusawa City, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. As the son of the traditional Nambu Tekki craftsman, Rikucho followed his father's footsteps at the age of 16, carrying on the techniques passed down for generations to create modern ironware until his passing in 2012. The unique curves of these "Tsuno" bookends are reminiscent of buffalo horns and add a visual accent to a space. Making the most of the weight of iron, these sturdy bookends finished with lacquer coating will hold up your favorite books in an artful way. The beauty of handcrafted cast ironware lies in the process of making, with the sand mold built each time only to be used once. After the molten iron hand-poured into the cavity cools and solidifies, the mold is broken away to release the cast inside, making each piece slightly different and one of a kind. Highly durable and made solely from natural resources without using any chemicals, Nambu ironware eventually returns to the earth, friendly not just to humans but also to the environment.
Dimensions: 3.75" W x 2.5" D x 5.25" H 9.5 cm W x 6.5 cm D x 13.5 cm H
Care: Dishwasher ×
Wipe with a dry cloth to clean
Handcrafted ironware may have slight deviation in size and shape
Handle with care as ironware are heavy
Slight peeling of the coating may occur in the process of delivery