Art-Craft foundry Studio Gasen
Year of establishment
Founded : 28th.Jul, 1902 Established : 24th Dec, 1988
Type of industry
Bronze vases, tea utensils, Interior decorations , exterior
1-21 1-chome domachi Yamagata Yamagata Japan
Person in charge
T E L
F A X
Main selling channels
In-house store and online shop
EC sales results
Domestic online shop
In 1902, Chuzaburo Hasegawa, founder of the Icho Chukosho foundry, and his successor Gasen Hasegawa established a studio specializing in the production and sale of temple bells, Buddhist statues, braziers, kettles, pots, and vases employing highly advanced yakigata metal casting techniques developed by Chuzaburo in the course of producing Kinkasan toro lanterns.
Gasen specializes in the production and sale of cast iron home accessories such as vases and incense burners as well as statues and monuments.While based on the 900-year-old art of Yamagata imono iron casting, the products also reflect the highly developed casting, finishing and coloring techniques newly introduced to the art by three generations of Gasen's master founders—Gasen, Yoshihisa, and Masaya—from places including Sado and Italy.The products' beautiful forms not only make them fitting reminders of the country's position as a terminal of the ancient Silk Road, but are also highly original artistic expressions.Furthermore, Gasen prides itself in its made-to-order services that employ the very same level of artistry to create one-of-a-kind pieces as requested by customers.