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Suzugami Incense Holder - syouryu
Suzugami Incense Holder - syouryu
Suzugami Incense Holder - syouryu
Suzugami Incense Holder - syouryu

Suzugami Incense Holder - syouryu

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<Koro for Suzugami>

すずがみ (Suzugami) short film


<Suzugami Incense Holder>

Crafted in Takaoka City, Toyama Prefecture, this incense holder is a product of skilled metal craftspeople who specialize in hand-hammering techniques to create orin (Buddhist bells). Crafted from a single sheet of tin, the metalworkers demonstrate the exceptional malleability of tin by forming a thin sheet that can be repeatedly bent, folded, and flattened without breaking. Each piece is stretched by rolling and is hammered rhythmically to produce surface patterns that also enhance durability. The incense holder can be moulded to form a desired shape.


Snowflakes dancing in cloudless sunny day left behind this ephemeral layer.


Material: tin (rolled)
Size: 13×3 (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.


Withstands from -10℃ to 230℃ (Melting from around 200℃)


About Syouryu

‘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.


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