Jizai-Kagi - Glass Candle Holder

Artist: Osamu Saruyama
49,000 yen ($312.37 USD)

Jizai-kagi were once part of traditional rustic Japanese homes. It was an architectural element which was suspended from a ceiling beam over an open fire to support a hanging kettle. Designer Osamu Saruyama's contemporary take on the jizai Kagi is made up a forged iron hanger with a simple mechanism to adjust the hanging length and a hook which holds a simple white bowl (Kouro) handmade by pottery artist Shiro Hamanaka. The kouro, traditionally for burning incense can also be used as a small vase.

The jizai kagi is made up of 3 separate parts: main hangar 72cm-125cm (adjustable) / holder for bowl with hook H10cm / Glass Candle Holder dia 9.5cmxH7.5cm

Note: Osamu Saruyama's forged metal utensils have been purposely left uncoated and the corroded surfaces gives a weathered, textured look that is an element of the design.

Osamu Saruyama
Designer - Born 1966
Multi-talented Osamu Saruyama is a designer and musician based in Tokyo. His design studio, Guillemets Layout Studio, primarily engages in graphic and product design. His work is uncluttered, spare and elegant, often inspired by antique designs. Saruyama also collaborates with ceramic and metalware artists to produce a limited collection of products.


  • Dimensions: W 4cm x H 77cm-125cm (adjustable) / Candle Holder dia9.5cmxH7.5cm
  • Weight: 200g
  • Product No: U-21-3
  • Made in Japan