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Long-Necked Stainless Steel Watering Can No. 4 by Negishi Industry Co.

Long-Necked Stainless Steel Watering Can No. 4 by Negishi Industry Co.

Negishi Industry

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The Negishi Industry Co. Long-Necked No. 4, is based in its design on the ladles found at Japanese shrines. It can deliver the water it collects as a gentle rain, and is an item of professional quality for the garden. This particular style is a masterpiece in balance, with the position of cupped handle and lower ring assisting you in precise watering. This can and size is especially well suited for delicate florals and bonsai gardening and the exchangeable nozzles can suit a variety of watering needs.

  • Size: Length 39 inches x Height 5.9 inches

  • Volume: 4 Liter

  • Material: Stainless Steel

  • Comes with two attachments: Oblique shape rain nozzle in Small and Large

  • 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 Long-Necked No. 4 series.

How to Care for your Negishi

Stainless steel cans require less careful maintenance than our copper versions, but as a general rule it is better to follow the same care instructions below.

  • 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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