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b. benten is the online shop for authentic wabi sabi ceramics and housewares items from Japan for everyday use.  We expose Japan's master artisans by covering numerous potters and ceramic topics, and offer worldwide shipping for rare handcrafted items.   

Futagami

"Futagami" is a brass foundry founded in the city of Takaoka city, Toyama Prefecture in 1897.   They launched a modern brass livingware brand named "FUTAGAMI" in 2009. 

In Japan, brass has long been used in various fields such as metal fittings for architecture, ships, and furniture as it has corrosion resistance property and moderate workability.  It has a long history as a material for arts and crafts or Buddhist altar equipment as its texture is gentle with an elegant luster.

Each Futagami item is carefully handmade by skillful artisans.  Brass products gradually change their color over the course of many years due to oxidization. The longer they are used, the richer and subtler they become, dissolving into the human heart and the environment.

 

Futagami products available at b. benten: