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With its founding in 1916 Nousaku Corporation started by producing cast metal in Takaoka City (Toyama Prefecture), which has flourished as a center of industry over the last 400 years. The manufacturing process involves a technique called Chuzo (casting) pouring the molten metal into a mold with a hollow cavity of the desired shape allowing it to solidify. The finished metal ware is then called Imono (cast metal).

After its establishment Nousaku first started manufacturing Buddhist altar fittings, tea sets and flower vases, but had to make additions to their lineup due to lifestyle changes of today's society. That's why Nousaku started to expand their assortment of goods with tableware, bells and other interior goods at beginning of the 21th century, using the famous manufacturing process of Takaoka's metal ware casting.
By participating as an exhibitor at various events Nousaku overcame difficulties and succeed in making a name for themselves.

 

Living up to the request of customers who wanted tableware made from cast metal Nousaku started the production of an antibacterial tin tableware – its second characteristic being the bendability of the material. This is how the “Bendable Basket Series “, which is one of Nousaku's most iconic products, came to be.

Summing up the recent years of its history Nousaku pursued and continues to pursue innovative challenges by exploring other fields of businesses, in which their expertise may be utilized, including lightning equipment, cast metal for art or construction, or parts for medical instruments.
Nousaku's mission is to preserve and hand down the knowledge of their craft to the next generation, while searching for new designs that challenge the limits of the materials they work with. Not only is the preservation of the culture and craftsmanship rooted in Takaoka one of Nousaku's aims but also their innovation.

At A-Janaika Japan we stock Nousaku's amazing crafts. The availability of standard goods is guaranteed, enabling smooth shipping worldwide. A-Janaika Japan's prices are always based on those of the respective local manufacturer's. Moreover, with our current free-shipping campaign we hope to further spread the awesomeness of traditional Japanese crafts and their culture. This is your chance to buy high quality crafts from Japan for their local prices!

 

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  1. MOVE – L

    MOVE – L

    A flower vase that can be molded to fit your liking! Made of 100% tin, the strips can be bent to look like flower petals or anything you want. Time to let your imagination flow! 了解更多
    US$ 631
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  2. SENRIN

    SENRIN

    A bell and a bottle opener now available in one!? A hot item for bars, especially when you need to call on someone and open your own beers! As it is made of brass, the bell gives out a clear sound and makes a wonderful interior decoration as well. 了解更多
    US$ 100
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  3. Mirror Ball

    Mirror Ball

    A unique wind chime designed to look like a mirror ball! Time to get your groovy on along with the little man on the slip. Each item is carefully handmade to bring out the beauty of its material. 了解更多
    US$ 83
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  4. Lily

    Lily

    A wind chime shaped like a lily to represent summer! Made with traditional casting techniques originating from Toyama, the simplicity of its design makes it a perfect item for interior decorations. 了解更多
    US$ 83
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  5. Cutlery Rest – “8” – set of 2

    Cutlery Rest – “8” – set of 2

    Cutlery rests shaped like the number ‘8! The number 8 has always been considered a sign of luck and is very popular among the locals. Also, as it is made of tin, its shape could be changed according to liking as well! 了解更多
    US$ 58
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