An uncomplicated form makes for a compelling object, as is the case with this cast iron incense holder. With four holes for burning multiple sticks at a time, you can easily create a lush or serene atmosphere with fragrance alone. Burn cones as well, either in the ash catch or on the cone pedestal.
Measures approximately 1.25" x 3.1"
Iwachu's Nanbu style cast ironware is a traditional craft of Morioka City in Japan's northern Tohoku region. Iwachu references the name of the ironworks founded in 1902, and can be discerned by the Iwachu brand on each of their products.
The word "Nanbu" comes from the name of the samurai clan who ruled the area during the Edo period. It is the Nanbu clan who constructed Morioka Castle in 1611 and who, it is said, sparked the development of the Nambu cast ironworking when craftsmen from Kyoto were invited north to make teapots.
Nanbu cast iron goods emanate a warmth and serenity, which speaks to the craftsmanship and centuries-old techniques upheld to this day.