Negishi Copper Watering Can

By Niwaki

Minus Plus

Negishi Watering Cans are handmade by a team of just three people in Sumida, Tokyo. Solder is melted over hot coals and then skilfully poured into place to fix the constituent copper parts: a laborious process that results in a more attractive finish. Until the 1960s this family-run business specialized in metalwork for the roofs of shrines and temples before diverting their expertise to handmade watering vessels for bonsai aficionados. The resulting shape – the sublimation of over 60 years of design experiments – is not only beautiful and perfectly balanced but also a simple pleasure to use. Pour just the right amount of water, flowing at the right speed in the right place. 

And when you’re finished, no need to hide it away in a cupboard under the sink: we think it makes a fine decorative object in its own right, worthy of prominent display. The copper will develop a natural patina over time: evidence of all the care and hard work you’ve lavished on your plants. If you prefer to slow this process, wipe it dry after every use.

Product Overview:

  • Dimensions: 4.1" x 4.3"
  • Weight: .5 lbs
  • 500 ml.
  • 9.5" spout
  • Made in Sanjo, Japan
  • Please note that this item ships from England to the United States. You may be assessed a customs duty that you will need to pay in order to receive your item once it is in the United States. This you will be billed directly by the mail carrier.
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