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This concrete Tou (factory building) object is an incense burner made of mortar. Inspired by urban landscapes, the Tou features an impressive brick-coloured chimney - the pleasant scent of burning incense smoke rising from it is a playful motif of work. The road leading to the entrance of the tower and the tiny windows embedded with wire for air flow are all carefully constructed details that make these objects so beautiful.

*BRICK describes the colour of the chimney.

Handcrafted in batches by Nobuhiro Sato and his small team in Kyoto, each piece is made one-by-one by pouring mortar that's commonly used in building materials into a wooden mold. Expect colour uneveness due to the impression of wood grain that comes from each mold, creating a warm and simple texture. There are fine chips and bubbles to enjoy as the texture of this work.

"Burn incense in the chimney. Looking at the slowly swaying smoke of incense, I feel that time is slowly flowing. At the end of the day or on a holiday in your room, why not spend a relaxing time burning your favourite incense... and when you don't burn incense, you may enjoy decorating it like a cityscape with small items."

NOTE 2 x complimentary incense cones are included with this item. You may use commercially available incense cones or have a look at what we are offering here.

MATERIALS Mortar (main body), glass, stainless mesh

DIMENSIONS W80 x D60 x H135mm