Cast Iron Incense Burner (B type) - 4 Squares
Large black cast iron cauldron with a contemporary designed lid incense burner. For cones, sticks (with Ash) or charcoal burning.
Size : 2.5 in. high x 4
Nobuho Miya : Metal Artist
Born in Morioka, Japan in 1952, Nobuho Miya is the head of a third-generation "Kamasada" ironware workshop founded in the Meiji era (1868 - 1912). He completed a Masters course in iron-casting at the prestigious Tokyo National University of Fine Arts. In 1989, he restored and reproduced the ornamental tops of the posts of the Konjiki-do, which is the most famous building of the Chuson-ji Temple, originally built in 1124 AD.
His works are simple, but in their simplicity lies a grave beauty. They display a sense of the modern while maintaining traditional taste using Japanese motifs. They have been exhibited worldwide including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 2003.
Morioka is a town, famous for iron, located in Iwate Prefecture in the Northern part of Japan. Due to the ample supply of this resource, the ironware industry became prosperous in this part of Japan in the mid 17th century. Since this area is part of the ancient Nambu Domain, ironware made in Morioka is called "Nambu-tekki" and is known to the Japanese as the best brand of ironware.