In Japan, a plethora of diverse tetsubin types can be found. Currently, tetsubin production is not limited to our location in Iwate Prefecture (kno...Read more
Nambu ironware finds its roots in the mid-17th century, emerging alongside the Nambu samurai clan's rule over northern Iwate Prefecture. The Nambu clan invited adept foundry artisans from Kyoto and beyond to shape intricate pieces such as Buddhist altars and tea kettles. Our own legacy, named Oitomi, was established in 1848. As a united collective of skilled craftsmen, our unwavering focus has centered on the art of creating Nambu ironware. With a history spanning over 170 years, we've diligently safeguarded and passed down our exceptional skills and revered customs, ensuring their seamless continuation into the contemporary era.
Crowdfunding for "Tetsunabe LABO (Japanese Nambu Ironware Cast Iron Pot): The all round iron pot!" has started on Kickstarter
What is the reason behind the exceptional taste of Japanese rice? The iron pot, known as "hagama," has historically been dedicated to the art of r...Read more
Rust consistently develops, even when utilized by skilled artisans such as ourselves. This occurrence should not raise significant concern un...Read more
In the year 1884, a significant fire engulfed the city of Morioka, during which iron kettles were buried. Strikingly, these kettles underwent tra...Read more