Nambu Ironware, Iron Kettle, FUJI STYLE , 0.5L, Shokado by Traditional Craftsman Shingo Kikuchi




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. Since all items are handmade, shape, color and size may vary from the photo.


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.


Cast iron, Steel(handle), Surface: Japanese lacquer baking finish Interior: Oxidized film finish by kama-yaki (unglazed), no coating

Suitable for all stovetops including induction

We have confirmed that the product can be used with 100V(200V NOT RECOMMENDED), but some models may not respond, please contact the manufacturer.


Height: 18.5 cm
Width (including spout): 20 cm
Girth diameter: 18 cm
Bottom diameter: 11 cm
Weight: 1.3 kg
Full Capacity: 0.5L

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.

Products are manufactured after receiving orders and will be shipped from Japan in about 1-2 months.
The schedule may be revised depending on destination countries, shipping companies, and changes of customs rules.


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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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