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Chooro Copper Watering Can by Negishi Industry Co.

Chooro Copper Watering Can by Negishi Industry Co.

Negishi Industry

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A more compact version of Negishi’s long-necked watering cans, the Chooro name is a play on ‘chisai jorro’ - small watering can in Japanese. It retains Negishi’s professional quality in a smaller size and, with its exchangeable nozzles, can deliver water with accuracy or with the signature rain effect. Perfect for indoor, balcony or patio gardening.

  • Size: Height 5 inches x Width 14.1 inches X Depth 4.33 inches

  • Volume: 1 Liter

  • Material: Copper

  • Made in Japan

About Negishi Industry Co.

Negishi Industry Co. is a family-owned group of master metalsmiths who solder and craft each watering can by hand in their Tokyo studio. Only 3 people in the world make each of these very limited pieces in the Sumida area of the capital city.

Negishi Industry Co. began making watering cans in the 1960’s to accommodate demand for high quality implements for bonsai. Then and now, Negishi watering can have a special status among bonsai practitioners because of the unique rain-like fall of the water from their nozzles.

The handmade production process involves melting solder over hot coals and allowing it to flow with the maker’s skill onto the metal’s surface. Each can take nearly half a day to construct and thus only a few can be made by the company each day.

As these works have such a limited production run, we stock very limited quantities of the Chooro series.

How to Care for your Negishi

  • For copper watering cans it is advisable to wipe remaining water after use, and not to leave water to stand in the can when not in use.

  • After use, wipe the can lightly inside and out, and leave in to dry in an airy location. The cans do not respond well to enclosed spaces (such as wine cellars), or to direct sun.

  • Following long term use, some changes in the material (and especially copper) will be noticeable. But as long as the care instructions are followed above, this is simply the natural process of the metal acquiring character with age.

  • Well cared for, the metal will remain in good condition for at least ten years. In the event of damage or breakage, the product may be returned to Negishi in Tokyo for repair, subject to shipping and costs.

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