Small Brass Spool and Iida Mizuhiki Needle Threader (Sakura)
Small Brass Spool with SAKURA color silk thread accompanied with a Needle Threader decorated with Mizuhiki flower
This unique brass spool is a miniature version of traditional wooden Odamaki spools, which were used for weaving in preindustrial Japan.
At 5 mm square, the Brass Odamaki Spool is the epitome of excellent craftsmanship and characteristic Japanese precision. SAKURA color silk thread is hand-wound. The brass spool can also function as a pen rest and a paperweight.
A Needle Threader decorated with a Cohana motif flower-shaped Iida Mizuhiki decaration.
Toyama × Fukuoka × Nagano
Small Brass Spool｜akaoka Seisakusho Co. / Takaoka City, Toyama
The spool is cast and polished in Takaoka Seisakusho Co., Toyama, a city with a 400-year history of high-quality metalworking. They produce mainly Buddhist altars. They also pursue the possibilities of casting and create tools that have "meaning and role" in our daily lives besides Buddhist altars.
Thread Winding｜MARIMO / Chikugo City, Fukuoka
A tassel workshop, inheriting traditional techniques, specializes in delicate handcrafting of small tassels and knots.
The craftsman's skill shines through in thread wound on the spool, giving it a beautiful finish.
Mizuhiki｜KINOSHITA MIZUHIKI / IIda City, Nagano
Established in 1961. KINOSHITA MIZUHIKI values the "和 harmony" of the materials that mizuhiki is made of, pass on the "結 tie and connect" technique, create the "beauty" of mizuhiki's curves, and manufacture products that are handmade using the "匠 artisan techniques" of our predecessors.
They also strive by developing new products that meet the needs of the times, without forgetting the value of the artisan's skills and Mizuhiki.
※All measurements are for reference. Please note in advance that the actual dimensions and weight of the product may slightly vary.
Small Brass Spool
Iida Mizuhiki Needle Threader