Created by Designer Oji Masanori of FUTAGAMI Brass Company
FUNDO bookend is shaped in the style of old-style, Japanese weights, which were used for scaling silk or silver currency in the EDO period. The FUNDO shape is still used on Japanese map as a symbol of banks today.
KOMAGATA is created in the shape of Shoji pieces, also known as Japanese chess.
The surface of the bookends is IHADA-finished, a crude casting surface. The bookend gradually changes its color over the course of years due to oxidization. The longer it is used, the richer and subtler it becomes.
Soft velvet is added to the bottom of each bookend to help protect your surfaces.
We have Natural Gold color and Kuro-Mura Black color available.
Kuro-Mura black finish is a traditional method used for Buddhist altar articles, which mixes pigments with Japanese lacquer, URUSHI.