This cleverly designed dustpan made of galvanised iron features a long handle and lid that opens and closes depending on how you hold it so that debris can be easier swept in but nothing can escape when being carried.
Founded in 1945, Matsunoya is a dealer of various daily items (aramono) made from natural materials. Aramono include brooms, dustpans, and sieves - the simple daily tools found in most traditional homes.
Galvanised bucket being made by hand in Tokyo.
The Osaka workshop full of prepped galvanised metal.
Galvanising iron means to coat it in a protective layer or zinc.
Tochigi is a Japanese prefecture north of Tokyo that encompasses part of Nikko National Park. The cedar-filled park contains volcanic Mt. Nantai and the adjacent Lake Chūzenji, formed when the mountain erupted.
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