Even with a plain piece of tin like the one that forms the Japan Metal Craft Tin Soap Dish from Nousaku, you can see the craftsmanship that has made the artisans of Takaoka, a city in Toyama Prefecture, famous since the times of the samurai, 300 years ago. Its simplicity is also what gives it a special beauty, worthy of Japan's name for minimalist design and for letting the natural textures become the focus instead of elaborate patterns. This is an item that echoes the aesthetic of sado (tea ceremony) utensils.
And like those items, the Japan Metal Craft Tin Soap Dish is also practical too. At 26 x 85 x 84 mm (1 x 3.3 x 3.3"), it can accommodate almost any type or size of soap, and it has two holes at the bottom of its curve that let the water drain and keep your soap from melting. Oh, and since it's made of pure, 100% tin, it has all the antibacterial properties of the metal, making it very fitting for this use.
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