Gingado Blue Reverse Mt. Fuji Takaoka Copperware Ikebana Flower Vase
Mt. Fuji, the pride of Japan, is the motif of this unique flower vase.
On days of clear skies, the rare spectacle of a reversed Mt. Fuji, known as "Sakasa Fuji" in Japanese, can be marveled on lakes and rice paddies near its base and is considered a symbol of good fortune due to its rarity. This rare picturesque sight is wonderfully recreated on the surface of the water in this beautiful vase.
The blue Mt. Fuji is called "Ao-Fuji" in Japanese and is a depiction of Mt. Fuji in the summer. The intricate slopes are finely recreated with the silver color of aluminum and the dark blue hue of the baked acrylic paint coating on aluminum beautifully enhances the metallic peak.
This Ikebana (Japanese-style flower arrangement) vase comes with a "kenzan (metallic flower frog)" to set flowers and greenery. The small kenzan can be easily used by those new to Ikebana floral arrangements. The water beneath the floral arrangement reflects a reversed Mt. Fuji and provides a peaceful backdrop to the floral display.
Each piece is handmade using a technique called "sand casting," where a metallic base is made by pouring hot metal into a hardened sand mold. This traditional technique has been carried down in Takaoka City, the heartland of metalwork, for over 400 years. The process necessitates tremendous skill that can only be amassed through many years of experience.
This vase is packaged in a sturdy paper box with a stylish lid decorated with an illustration of a Sakasa Fuji and stamped with the Gingado logo. Enjoy the elegant presence of Mt. Fuji with flowers at home or send it as a gift to someone who holds an admiration for Japan's iconic symbol.
Takaoka copperware is a type of metalwork that uses copper as the main material. The process of creating Takaoka copperware involves a variety of techniques, including hammering, casting, and engraving. The craftsmen of Takaoka are highly skilled and use their expertise to create beautiful and functional objects, ranging from tea ceremony utensils to decorative vases.
Experience the timeless beauty of traditional Takaoka copperware with Gingado.
For over 400 years, Takaoka City in Toyama Prefecture has been at the forefront of Japan's metal industry and has become the heartland of the traditional craft Takaoka copperware. Gingado is one the most well-known and respected manufacturers of Takaoka copperware.
-Place on a leveled surface
-Handle the kenzan with care as the tips are very sharp
-Remove the kenzan from the vase before handling or transferring
-To avoid scratches, do not slide the vase on any surfaces
-After use, gently rinse with water, and wipe well with a soft cloth
-Use diluted dishwashing detergent and rinse with water to remove stains
-There may appear to be scratches on the inside of the dented area, a phenomenon that occurs during the sand casting process
- Quantity: 1 vase, 1 kenzan
Dimension: [Vase]15cm(5.9in) x 12.5cm(4.9in) x H8cm(3.1in)/[Flower cup] D3cm(1.1in) x Depth 3.2cm(1.3in)/[Kenzan] D3cm(1.2in) x H1.5cm(0.6in)
- Capacity: 50ml(1.7oz)
- Material: Aluminum
- Origin: Made in Japan - Takaoka Copperware
- Brand: Gingado
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Experience the timeless beauty of traditional Takaoka copperware with Gingado.For over 400 years, Takaoka City in Toyama Prefecture has been at the forefront of Japan's metal industry and has become the heartland of the traditional craft "Takaoka copperware." Gingado is one the most well-known and respected manufacturers of Takaoka copperware.
As Takaoka City has an extensive history of producing statues, altars and altar utensils for Buddhist rituals, Gingado is renowned for its intricate craftsmanship in creating traditional Buddhist statues and warrior helmets along with vases and other ornamental pieces.
Enjoy items that embody beautiful Japanese craftsmanship that can complement a contemporary lifestyle. Bring traditional craftwork to your home with beautiful items that blend Japanese culture with modernity from Gingado.
Takaoka Copperware"A Masterpiece of Artisanal Metalwork"
Takaoka City in Toyama Prefecture is one of the leading metal industry towns in Japan with a 400-year history. It is known for its metal crafts using copper as the main material, which now account for about 90% of the total production in Japan. There are various techniques used to produce Takaoka copperware, including hammering, casting, and engraving. Craftsmen in Takaoka are highly skilled and use their skills to create beautiful and functional objects ranging from tea ceremony utensils to decorative vases.View more Takaoka Copperware items
In Japan, gold, silver, copper, tin, and iron are called "Gokin (five metals)" and have been used as materials for metalworking since ancient times. Each metal has a different luster, workability, strength, thermal conductivity, heat retention, moisture resistance, corrosion resistance, etc., and techniques to utilize these characteristics have developed in various regions.From daily necessities such as pots, kettles, and accessories to works of art that represent the times such as tea ceremony utensils, Japanese swords, and Buddhist bells, a wide variety of metalwork has been produced in each era.View more Metal items
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