Nambu Ironware, Iron Kettle, DRAGONFLY, azure, 1.2L




The surface is coated with an antirust oxide layer using the traditional technique called kama-yaki (high temperature baking treatment), but as it is cast iron, rust may occur due to moisture and humidity.


Presenting an iron kettle adorned with an exquisite dragonfly motif, skillfully conceptualized by the accomplished sixth generation of Oitomi artisans.

In Japan, dragonflies have enjoyed popularity as symbols of good fortune, earning them the moniker "Kachimushi," which translates to "victory insect." This notion originates from the dragonfly's unique flight pattern – unable to fly backward – an attribute that led to its incorporation as an emblem of courage on samurai armor and helmets, embodying an insect that never yielded.

The abundance of rice ears and the presence of dragonflies symbolize prosperity and unwavering commitment. When examining the design, it appears to be influenced by Emile Galle, reminiscent of Japonism. This piece is a masterpiece that reflects Japan as an island nation where diverse cultures blend harmoniously.

The motif of harvesting is represented by the use of "chrysanthemum."

The handle features a fixed design known as "twisting vine," providing a comfortable and ergonomic grip.

About Azure Pigment: The color of the iron kettle is achieved through coloring. We apply azure pigment on top of black coloring to finish it. Please be aware that, similar to black, the color may change over time with use.


Cast iron, Steel (Handle)

Suitable for all stovetops including induction


Height: 20cm
Height: 19cm
Bottom Diameter: appox. 12cm
Full capacity: 1.2L
Weight: approx.1.8kg

Handle: Fixed


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.


About Customs Duties and Taxes

Your final payment on our website includes the price of the product and shipping costs, but does not include any other fees required for international shipping, such as import taxes, customs duties, and other fees.

Please be aware that in all cases you are responsible for paying any import fees applied to your order.

These fees are set in detail for each country and region, and the rules are revised frequently. Please make sure that information is up to date when you place an order.

Refunds due to customs or import issues that are not our responsibility will not be accepted.

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