Nambu Ironware, Iron Kettle, HARINEZUMI (Hedgehog) 0.7L, Murasaki by Craftman Ryo Murakami




The surface is coated with an antirust oxide layer using the traditional technique called kama-yaki, but because it is cast iron, rust may occur due to moisture and humidity.

Since the inside is not enameled, the leached iron and tannin may bind and discolor the tea. It is harmless to the human body.


We are pleased to introduce this iron kettle produced by Ryo Murakami of Murasaki Nambu Ironware Studio, located in Oshu, Iwate. This iron kettle is crafted using the casting technique.

This piece incorporates a unique and innovative approach (a hedgehodg motif on lid handle!) while maintaining the classic and iconic Arare pattern, which is one of the most distinctive features of Nambu ironware.

Hedgehogs (HARINEZUMI) have become popular pets in Japan in recent years. The game Sonic the Hedgehog is famous, but there are actually no wild hedgehogs in Japan.

Ryo Murakami is a young artisan and is influenced by Japanese Kawaii culture and pop culture. The innovative idea of combining a hail pattern and hedgehogs is highly appreciated.


Cast iron, Stainless-steel (Tea strainer)

Suitable for all stovetops including induction


Entire height: 21cm
Entire width(Including spout): 17cm
Girth diameter: 14 cm
Bottom diameter: approx. 8 cm
Weight: 1.4 kg
Capacity: 0.7L (full)


When using induction heating, use low to medium heat.
Do not wash with detergent.
Do not wash using a sponge or scrubber.
Wipe off the excess water around the lid and other parts well, as discoloration and rusting can easily occur.
Please note that cooking near this pot may result in oil stains and discoloration due to oil splashes.
If the gas flame reaches the body of the pot, the part is likely to discolor, so be careful not to increase the heat too much.
Used over an open flame, the base will gradually turn white.

To make tea and coffee great

The water boiled in Nambu iron kettle tastes mellow and sweet even when drunk straight.

This is due to the effect of iron leaching into the hot water, but in order for the iron to leach out, the inside cannot be enameled or otherwise treated, and rust is liable to occur.

Nambu ironware is baked using the traditional technique called kama-yaki to produce an oxide layer on the surface. It leads to "rust resistance" and "water quality improvement" and makes tea and coffee taste better.


International Shipping Available

All items are eligible for international shipping.

Items are manufactured after receiving orders and will be shipped from Japan in about 1-2 months(Maximum 3 months for items labeled "made-to-order").
The schedule may be revised depending on destination countries, shipping companies, and changes of customs rules.


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