Kago Bublace Tin Basket

Malleable handmade tinware

Metalworking has been a part of the culture of Takaoka in Toyama Prefecture since the early 17th century, when the lord of Takaoka Castle brought the first metalworkers there to work for him and his samurai. So there is a lot of craftsmanship and innovation behind the Kago Bublace Tin Basket, making it more than just a pretty ornament for your bathroom or living room. This original 100% tin basket is a link to a tradition going back over 300 years!

What immediately catches your eye with the Kago Bublace Tin Basket is the exquisite work that has been done to create the links that it is made of – the "bubble lace" from which its name derives. But the clever part is that the way these links are, well, linked allows you to change the shape, making it more shallow or deeper depending on what you want to put inside it. An original idea and implementation, combining the old and the new in a very Japanese way!

The Kago Bublace Basket features:

  • Malleable
  • Handmade in Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture
  • Dimensions: 3 x 200 mm (0.11 x 7.9")
  • Weight: 410 g (14.4 oz)
  • Material: 100% tin
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US$ 145