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Futagami Bottle Opener – Eclipse

USD$36.28

6cm x 7.8cm x 0.8cm

Brass

Made in Japan

 

In stock

SKU: KTFTG003 Categories: , Tags: , ,

“Futagami”, a brass foundry founded in the city of Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture, 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 corrosion resistance property and moderate workability. It has a long history as material for arts and crafts or Buddhist alter equipment as its texture is gentle with an elegant luster.

Brass products gradually change their colour over the course of many years due to oxidization. The longer they are used, the richer and subtler they become, dissolving into the environment and the daily lifestyle.

This bottle opener is made of solid brass with no pleating nor painting. It has a bright polish at first, but the colour gradually turns darker to show a distinctive patina with handling over time. Using it often and for a long time unveils the beauty of the material to its maximum potential.

In order to bring back the original bright polish, you may use an abrasive or cloth made for polishing metals.

As this product is sand-casted, it has a crude casting surface called “IHADA”. The sandy texture, variation in colour and marks unique to IHADA are the proof of “solid brass”.

This beautifully crafted bottle opener makes a great gift. It brings a little more pleasurable moment every time you open the bottle with it.

 

Masanori Oji

Born in Hiroshima Prefecture in 1974. Graduated from Hiroshima Institute of Technology in 1997 for Bachelor of Architecture, Faculty of Environmental Studies, Environmental Design. After working in an architect office and a graphic design office, he became who he is as of today, a designer.

His works expand from designing a variety of Japanese handicraft products, making graphic designs of ongoing works to developing the branding of his product families in an integrated manner. He designs based on the upbringing of a handicraft item with an eye in the destiny of that particular product.

FUTAGAMI

Toyoma, Japan

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“Futagami,” a brass foundry founded in the city of Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture, 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 lustre.

Brass products gradually change their colour 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.

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