Hippo Brass Ornament by Nousaku
These lovely animals are manufactured using traditional casting techniques which have been passed down through generations for over 400 years in Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture.
Each item is hand polished to perfection by skilful craftsmen and will develop a rich patina as time passes. Given mirror finish, the original state can be restored by polishing with the cloth enclosed in the package. Comes in 3 animals; pig, cat, and hippo.
Designed by Mitsumasa Kokubo.
Material Brass (60% copper, 40% zinc)
Hippo Size: H38 W33 D63mm; 310g
The Gingko Leaf name originates from the beauty and uniqueness of the Ginkgo Biloba tree and its delicate, uniquely shaped leaves. The products selected are guided by the Japanese conceptual term Yo-no-bi ("beauty through use") and the primary focus is on well crafted, well-designed contemporary Japanese household items such as ceramics, porcelain, glassware, woodcrafts, ironware, bath and bed textiles or on unique pieces that will bring delight to users.