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Set : Small Brass Spool and Iida Mizuhiki Needle Threader (Sakura)(45-197)

Small Brass Spool with SAKURA color silk thread accompanied with a Needle Threader decorated with Mizuhiki flower


This unique brass spool is a miniature version of traditional wooden Odamaki spools, which were used for weaving in preindustrial Japan. At 5 mm square, the Brass Odamaki Spool is the epitome of excellent craftsmanship and characteristic Japanese precision. SAKURA color silk thread is hand-wound.
The brass spool can also function as a pen rest and a paperweight.
A Needle Threader decorated with a Cohana motif flower-shaped Iida Mizuhiki decaration.

Producing Regions

Toyama × Fukuoka × Nagano


Small Brass SpoolTakatsuji Mfg. Co. Ltd. / Takaoka City, Toyama
The spool is cast and polished in Takaoka Seisakusho Co., Toyama, a city with a 400-year history of high-quality metalworking.
They produce mainly Buddhist altars.
They also pursue the possibilities of casting and create tools that have “meaning and role” in our daily lives besides Buddhist altars.

Thread WindingMARIMO / Chikugo City, Fukuoka
A tassel workshop, inheriting traditional techniques, specializes in delicate handcrafting of small tassels and knots.

The craftsman’s skill shines through in thread wound on the spool, giving it a beautiful finish.

MizuhikiKinoshita Mizuhiki Co. Ltd. / IIda City, Nagano
Established in 1961. KINOSHITA MIZUHIKI values the “和 harmony” of the materials that mizuhiki is made of, pass on the “結 tie and connect” technique, create the “beauty” of mizuhiki’s curves, and manufacture products that are handmade using the “匠 artisan techniques” of our predecessors.
They also strive by developing new products that meet the needs of the times, without forgetting the value of the artisan’s skills and Mizuhiki.

Product Size

※All measurements are for reference. Please note in advance that the actual dimensions and weight of the product may slightly vary.

Small Brass Spool

Width 33mm
Depth 33mm
Height 35mm
Thread Length 6m

Iida Mizuhiki Needle Threader

Length 40mm
Width 27mm
Thickness 5mm

Handling Precautions

  • As the brass ages, the color becomes darker and the texture increases as it is used. If you want to restore the original shine, polish it with a metal abrasive, metal polish, or a polishing cloth.
  • Do not leave it on water or acidic materials. It may discolor. In rare cases, green rust and green rust may occur. It is non-toxic and harmless, but if you are concerned, clean it as follows. Please apply the same amount of salt mixed with vinegar to a cloth and rub it directly on the place where green rust is occurring to polish it off. After that, wash it and dry it well.
  • When using it as a sewing paperweight, do not place it directly on the fabric or slide it over the fabric. It may cause the fabric to tear or the color to shift.
  • As a characteristic of silk thread, it may fade or discolor due to friction, humidity and ultraviolet rays.
  • The end of the thread can be fixed by inserting it into the notch between the strut and the upper cross.
  • Please note that dropping or giving an impact may cause damage.
  • The tip of the threader is extremely thin, so please handle it with care. It may be damaged if pulled strongly.
  • Due to the characteristics of paper, Mizuhiki may be blurred, but please enjoy it as a texture.
  • Keep out of reach of infants.