We would like to introduce a special Tetsubin that is not made by Oitomi. This Tetsubin is made by Shingo Kikuchi(菊池真吾), a traditional craftsman from Shokado, whose studio is located in Oshu City, Iwate Prefecture, the same city as ours.
Traditional craftsman is a title officially recognized by the Japanese government, which certifies craftsmen who maintain advanced techniques and skills. There are only a few dozen traditional craftsmen of Nambu ironware, and Shingo Kikuchi is one of them.
Nambu ironware is manufactured using two methods: the Nama-gata, in which molds are made from sand, and the Yaki-gata, in which molds are made by baking clay. Since this Tetsubin is made by the Yaki-gata method, only a few pieces can be made from a single mold. Therefore, it is very rare.
This Tetsubin is called the Fuji style Tetsubin. As you can imagine, the name is derived from the Mt. Fuji, which is the symbol of Japan. The Fuji style is a very old form that was used in tea ceremony kettles made hundreds of years ago, and has been inherited today.
The chipped appearance in parts and the rusty surface finish are expressions of "Sabi," a uniquely Japanese aesthetic that has its roots in the tea ceremony, which enjoys change over time.
The side Yaezakura differs from Somei-Yoshino, which is the most commonly associated cherry blossom, in that it has dozens of petals, giving it a majestic appearance.
The interior is coated with an oxidized film using a technique called kama-yaki, and no paint is used at all.
The fixed handle is a "Sukashi-tsuru(透かし鉉)" design with a hole in it, a form that has become very rare.
This Tetsubin is more expensive than other Tetsubin. However, with the Yaki-gata method, bold and traditional aesthetic compositions, and the personal inscription of the traditional craftsman, "南部真吾"（Nambu−Shingo)", this special Tetsubin will be your partner for life.
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