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Negishi Copper Pitcher


A brass watering can made by renowned Japanese metalworkers Negishi, suitable for both indoor and outdoor plants.

Each piece is hand soldered and hand crafted in the Sumida area of Tokyo by this small family-run business, which started off specialising in metalwork used on the roof of shrines.

Their watering cans have a particular following amongst bonsai enthusiasts who travel from around the world to buy them.

This design has come through a process of trial and error, with a long silhouette best designed for carefully watering bonsai and delicate plants, protecting the branches, leaves and moss. The pitcher pours water gently just like rainfall. Feel nature in your hand as you water your green friends.

The soldering marks are made intentionally visible. Each piece is made by melting solder over hot 1300 degree coals and flowing it over the metal’s surface. It’s a process which requires skill and experience, and each watering can takes nearly half a day to complete. Only a few can be made every day and so they’re available in limited supply.

For longevity, don’t leave water to stand in the can for a long period of time. As this is copper, it will develop a lovely natural patina over time.

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