The 'Tortoise Box' is a small, cast iron box in the shape of a turtle by the Saburo Sumitani workshop in Takaoka, Japan and is a design by Tadahiro Baba. The Japanese designer was born in Kyoto in 1930, his designs are closely linked to the traditional Japanese craft of Nambu Tekki (cast iron), and at the same time have a distinctive and modern sense of humor. Takaoka is located in the Toyama region of Japan, which is famous for Nambu Tekki with a manufacturing tradition looking back on 400 years of history. The small solid and supple box can be used as storage for incense, salt and spices or small pieces of jewelry.
'Tortoise Box' Design: Tadahiro Baba Material: cast iron, urusiol lacquered Dimensions: 6cm x 2.5cm Made in Japan
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