This little cast iron urn is a perfect receptacle for burning your favorite incense cones and resins. Attractive sitting on a shelf by its own, and more so when fragrant smoke wafts out from its elegant lid.
Measures approximately 2" x 1.5"
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.