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TS425 Tsuno Bookend - tortoise general store
TS425 Tsuno Bookend - tortoise general store
TS425 Tsuno Bookend - tortoise general store

Tsuno "Horn" Bookend (TS425)

Regular price $240 Unit price  per 

Description:

These horn inspired bookends have become an iconic design of master craftsman Rikuchou Ogasawara. Made with traditional techniques from the Iwate region of Japan, the cast iron is modern and classic at the same time. An appropriately understated yet distinct design to hold up your beloved books - place on your shelf or right on your desk as a visual centerpiece.

Variation: 
Hand-made cast iron may show slight variation.

History: 
Born in Mizusawa, Rikuchou Ogasawara was the son of a cast iron foundry craftsman and worked alongside his father starting at 16 years of age.  While inheriting the techniques of Nambu ironware, he used these techniques to pioneer cast iron crafts into more modern designs using traditional production processes. With a career spanning over 60 years, a wide range of household products showcase the depth and range of his raw iron mastery. Ogasawara passed away at the age of 83 in 2012.

Measurement:

5.25'' x 8'' x 2.25''
7.5 lbs

Materials: 
Cast iron with lacquer coating

Care Instructions:
Dust and wipe with dry cloth to clean

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.  

 

TS425 Tsuno Bookend - tortoise general store