Established in 1997, Chushin Kobo is a creative studio dedicated to manufacturing and distributing items designed by Hisanori Masuda. The studio offers beautiful traditional Japanese cast iron products designed by Masuda to fit contemporary lifestyles. The products are made from about one-third each of new ingots, recovered old cast iron, and cast iron from product sprues, and are manufactured in an environmentally friendly manner with the recycling of materials.
There are five categories of products:
1. Functional kitchenware
2. Rust colored interior decor
3. Recycled aluminum tableware and interior decor
4. Colorful cast iron tableware and interior decor
5. Cast ironwork for interior and exterior architecture