"Can Nambu Ironware be used in induction heating coker?" "I can’t buy Nambu Ironware since I use induction cooktop burner" We’ve received such inqu...Read more
Nambu ironware is said to have originated in the mid-17th century when the Nambu samurai family, who ruled the northern part of Iwate Prefecture at that time, invited foundry workers from Kyoto and other places to make Buddhist altars or tea kettles. Its history spans 400 years.
We, named Oitomi, were founded in 1848 as a group of artisans specializing in the production of Nambu ironware, and for 174 years we have passed on our skills and traditions to the present day.
In 1884, iron kettles were buried during a big fire in the city of Morioka. The kettles had changed and did not rust easily. They say that artisan...Read more