Iron Seahorse - tortoise general store
Iron Seahorse - tortoise general store
Iron Seahorse - tortoise general store
Iron Seahorse - tortoise general store

Kamasada Iron Seahorse [TS415]

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Interior designer Nobuho Miya is known for his functional cast iron cookware as well as this series of decorative animals sculptures. The Iron Seahorse represents an innovation in the nambu tetsu (cast iron) tradition by combining art and design into one piece. This traditionally crafted iron seahorse can be used as a bookend, paperweight, or decorative sculptural object. Due to the seahorse's minimal yet evocative aesthetic, this piece will be at home in any modern interior. Each cast iron horse is finished with an urushi (Japanese lacquer) coat for a rich black that is resistant to rust.

The lacquer coating may be uneven in parts to reveal a silver-brown patina underneath.  This is part of its natural beauty.

Nobuho Miya has dedicated his life to the Japanese cast iron craft. After graduating from the Kanazawa College of Arts and Crafts in 1975, he began developing his own designs to critical acclaim, winning Jugent Gestaltet Prize, Mayor Prize, and the Iwate Art Prize. His work reflects both his mastery of nambu tetsu, and keen sensibilities in modern design. Each piece is produced in the Kamasada iron casting studio, a studio in Morioka City that has been operated by the same family for three generations.


3.5″x 4.5″ x 1.75″, weighs 3 lbs.

Cast iron.

Care Instructions:
Store in a dry area.


Returns must be made within 2 weeks in original, unused condition with all packaging for either 1. Store credit for the full amount or 2. Refund - minus a 20% restocking fee.  Tortoise does not cover the cost of return shipping or the cost of re-shipping an exchange, and the cost of shipping for returns and exchanges is the responsibility of the customer.