Located in Yamagata, a prefecture with almost 1,000 of iornworking history, Hisanori Masuda is one of Japan's premier, award-winning blacksmiths. He established the casting studio Chushin Kobo in 1997, where he creates artforms utilizing traditional Japanese techniques and aesthetics in new ways.
These iron incense boxes consist of a storage compartment and a chamber for burning the incense sticks. The lid of the boxes support a minimalist silhouette of the mountains in Yamagata.
Small, vertical stand: 12 cm long x 3.5 cm wide x 2.5 cm high.
Large, vertical stand: 19.75 cm long x 3.5 cm wide x 2.5 cm high.
Small, horizontal stand: 9 cm long x 6 cm wide x 2.5 cm high.
Large, horizontal stand: 18 cm long x 6 cm wide x 2.5 cm high.