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Awaji Kawara Magnetic Needle Rest with Needle Polisher


A flower motif Awaji Kawara magnetic needle rest with needle polisher


Awaji Island in Hyogo Prefecture, blessed with good soil, is one of the leading Kawara (Japanese traditional roof tiles) producing areas in Japan. This flower motif Awaji Kawara Magnetic Needle Rest with Needle Polisher is created with the Awaji's rich soil and the skilled artisans at Irakato. 

The origin of Awaji Kawara dates back to 1610. The first Kawara roof tiles were made for Japanese castles, and later developed along with the construction rush of various types of buildings in the Edo period. There are several types of Awaji Kawara depending on how they are made, and this item is classified as a ceramic tile that is glazed and fired. Different colors of glaze create unique expressions. Each one has its own uniqueness, resulting in a colorful needle rest that adds charm to your handicraft time. 

A magnet is built inside the Kawara ceramic. The magnetic needle rest is a handy sewing accessory that can keep your sewing needles safe during your projects. Also a needle polisher is built in. To polish the needle, slowly insert the needle tip into the hole on the side and slowly pull the needle out while pushing up on the bottom part. Polishing will improve the needle's path through the cloth.


▼The hole on the side is for polishing needles.


How to use the needle polisher

1.Slowly insert a needle from the tip into the hole on the side and pull the needle out. Please be careful of the needle tip. 

2.For better polishing, after inserting the needle, move it back and forth while pushing up on the logo mark on the bottom also rotate the needle several times to polish the entire surface.

3.In case abrasive dust adheres to the needle, wipe it off with a cloth before using the needle.


▼Different colors of glaze create unique expressions. Please enjoy it as a texture.

Producing Regions




Awaji Kawara|Irakato/South Awaji City of Awaji Island

Irakato, located in Tsui, South Awaji City of Awaji Island, was established in 1950 and has inherited the Kawara (Japanese traditional roof tiles) manufacturing method from his grandfather's generation.

Using good soil from the island, Irakato makes a wide variety of products in search of new possibilities for Kawara that add colors to everyday life.

Product size

※All measurements are approximate. Please note in advance that the actual dimensions of the product may slightly vary.





Handling Precautions

  • Each piece of ware may be different, even if the same technique is used, due to the climate, the clay, and the natural minerals in the glaze. Please enjoy it as a texture.
  • Keep away from electronic devices that are affected by magnetism, such as computers, cell phones, etc.
  • Stainless steel needles may not respond to magnetic force.
  • Needle polisher should be used when needles are dirty and no longer sharp. Excessive needle polishing may cause scratches and rust on the needles.
  • Please note that short needles can get into the needle polisher.
  • Synthetic leather on the bottom may cause color fading or stains when it gets wet with water or sweat.
  • Dropping or impacting the product may cause damage to the product.
  • Keep out of the reach of infants.

Shipping Fees

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The weight includes not only the product, but also tare, shipping materials, etc.

When you check out, the system will calculate the shipping fee based on the total weight of the items in your shopping cart and the address you have registered.

Delivery company: DHL
Japan Domestic Shipping Fees ・Japan domestic EXCEPT Hokkaido and Okinawa 550 yen (tax included)
・Hokkaido 880 yen (tax included)
・Okinawa 1,650 yen (tax included)

These prices above are for one order to one shipping address.
If your purchase is more than 11,000 yen (tax included), Japan domestic shipping fee will be free.

Delivery company: Sagawa


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Delivery Service

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Notes on International Shippings

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In addition to the amount, after the shipping, import taxes, VAT (Value Added Tax), and customs fees may be required. In such cases, you will be responsible for the cost. 

・We are not liable for any failure to deliver the product, as long as the Company has completed all reasonably necessary delivery procedures.

・We reserves the right to suspend or discontinue the operation of the overseas delivery service, change the contents of the overseas delivery service, or change all or part of the information posted on the overseas delivery service website without prior notice.

・Delivery may be delayed due to delivery status.

Cancellations, Returns, and Exchanges

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・In case the product received is different from what you ordered.

※We do not accept returns or exchanges for products that have been used or damaged by the customer.
※We do not accept returns for reasons other than defective or damaged products and shipping errors.


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WENJIUN W. (United States)

Thank you! They are very beautiful! Can’t wait to use them!

Thank you very much for your 5-star review and kind comment! We hope you liked Awaji Kawara Magnetic Needle Rest with Needle Polisher.