<Suzugami / Tin paper>
<Koro for Suzugami>
The smallest suzugami at 11 x 11 cm is of course perfect as an individual side plate, but it can also be used to hold a wet hand towel or food toppings. If you fold the corner, it can also be used as a chopstick or cutlery rest.
Users could enjoy their own forms with their own ways of using it, as it could be used as an accessory case or as a plate for snacks placed next to Japanese sake, not to mention its use as a plate for visitors.
It could also be an acceptable item for a wedding present or a housewarming present.
The snow that falls on a sunny, cloudless day. A hammered pattern that expresses the layer of such snow.
Material: tin (rolled)
Size: 11×11 (cm)
The concept of a new product typical of Takaoka City, typical of the metalwork artisans and something that can be used every day, led to a new brand and a new product being born.
That product, called ‘Suzugami’ or ‘tin paper’, is a new tin product that, as its name suggests, is thin like paper and freely malleable. By repeatedly hammering a rolled tin sheet, not only can it become patterned, but it gains a strength that has resistance to repeated bending. It is a product only metalwork artisans could conjure up.
Want to easily bend metal to your desired shape? That is the novelty of suzugami.
‘Syouryu’ is the proprietary brand of Shimatani Syouryu Koubou, a workshop that has been a specialist manufacturer of orin bowl gongs for Buddhist temples since its establishment in 1909.
There are three orin artisans at this workshop (there are only ten in all of Japan), who create orin gongs by hammering down metal to create a round shaped gong with a nicely tuned sound. Our aim is to continue to make new products using this metal hammering technique.