1. Yuru-chara Incense Holder

Cast iron on figurine mirror base.

Inspired by Japanese mascots for products, campaigns and prefectures, this character is modeled after a Formula 1 racing tire and a Playmobil figurine, with  the face of Sanrio's Rilakkuma. Its name is 'Taiya no tatsujin', which translates to 'tire master' and is borrowed from the Japanese claymation 'Taiko no tatsujin'— a claymation series about talking taiko drums. This iron cast was modeled first as a 3d print to precisely mimic those borrowed styles. Each hand has a hole in the palm, passing through into the arm so that the figure can hold two incense sticks at one time.