① Double-sided Bowl φ8.6×H6cm
② Presentation Plate φ17×H3.2cm
③ Flat Plate W18.8×D9.5×H1.65cm
④ Fan-shaped Plate Saranip W9.5×D18.1×H1.65cm
⑤ Fan-shaped Plate Aotora W9.5×D18.1×H1.65cm
⑥ Small Bowl Round φ8.8×H1.3cm
⑦ Small Bowl Square W8.6×D8.6×H1.3cm
⑧ 1 Cutlery Rest Sik／Morew W9×D4×H0.2cm（2set）
Product design by Yoriyuki Suzuki(JUNKO KOSHINO Co.,Ltd)
Junko Koshino’s design concept of “Taikyoku”* includes concepts of “round” (symbolizing fully created things, such as nature, the earth, and space) and “square” (symbolizing logical things made based on human reasoning). Utilizing these concepts, we seek to create peerless design through the unity of opposing aspects of two distinct cultures: Ainu traditional craft, which primarily uses wood as a medium, and Nousaku’s metal casting techniques, which uses tin.
* “Taikyoku”, which roughly translates as “extreme contrast”, is the beauty created by melding two different things while retaining their opposing characteristics.
NOUSAKUIn 1916, Nousaku began manufacturing Buddhist ritual objects, Japanese tea sets and vases made of brass and bronze in Takaoka, Japan. The city has flourished since 1609, and built its reputation as the center of the copper industry in Japan over those 400 years.
Casting is a manufacturing process in which a molten metal is poured into a mold to form an object of the desired shape. Every Nousaku product starts with the creation of a sand mold, and then undergoes several finishing processes. Hand-finishing by experienced craftsmen accentuates its material beauty and fineness.