Objet d’art No.6

  • Paperweight
  • Time & Style
  • 2018

The paperweight is made in Takaoka city (Toyama Prefecture), a production district for objects made out of cast metal. Because the lost-wax casting method can reproduce fine details, it is used to craft highly-decorated Buddhist statues and ceremonial tools in Takaoka. Cast iron has a unique, coarse quality to the touch, and brass gains a deep colour with the passage of time.