This standing incense holder is made of solid Keyaki Wood, with a circular Suzuri ink stone that holds the stick in the center. Keyaki is a kind of tree that is familiar for Japanese, grown only in east Asia, often used for furniture. Each piece of wood is skillfully crafted. It calms down the mind as its fragrance spreads through the room. Ashes drop into the holder, so using this will not cause a mess. These days, solid wood is a rare material and a lot of wooden parts are discarded because the market prefers homogeneity and evenness in colour and surface. In this standing burner, the wood’s unevenness is used positively, giving it a unique, natural feel. It comes in two models; Uzu, which has a round base and horizontal lines, and Uroko, which has a flat base and is engraved with a repeating pattern of rain drops.
Because it is made of natural solid wood, its colour and the grain may differ from the photo.
Dimensions: D80 x H87 mm (D3.15 x H3.43 in)
Made in: 1100 g
Creator: Studio GALA, designed by Ryoichi Kobayashi
Materials: keyaki wood (zelkova)