Rectangular Paperweight, Maple
The paperweight from SyuRo is handcrafted with traditional Japanese monozukuri, craftsmanship, in the old town neighborhood of Shitamachi Tokyo. To the naked eye the paperweight is but a block of wood, until it’s lifted. With the grain so seamlessly blended together it is nearly impossible to see the joint that allowed the heavy weight to be imbedded. A magical object carefully crafted to bring you joy in the simple things. Match with our Cube Paperweight in Maple.
- About SyuRo
SyuRo in Japanese means Palm Tree, having leaves that spread wide open just like welcoming hands. Hands that are gentle and generous, which is the driving concept behind SyuRo and their craftsmanship—the traditional Japanese monozukuri. Masuko Unayama launched SyuRo in 2006 and opened a shop at Torigoe, Taito-ku, in Tokyo - old Edo's Shitamachi. This old downtown is an area filled with classic typesetters, canning factories, cloth wholesalers, hardware stores, and many small family-run factories engaged in meticulous monozukuri. Artisans and their arts, cultivated over many years, remain alive there where traditional craft is practiced and passed down. All SyuRo products, from tea canisters to chopsticks, are produced on an extremely small scale, with these traditional methods.