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, certifying 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 made 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 spout is distinctive and forced to allow a slow pour of hot water.
This is a precious handle that is formed by forging and beating a single sheet of iron. It is not only a function to keep the handle from getting hot, but also a uniquely Japanese aesthetic that has its roots in the tea ceremony and embraces change over time.
The inside is coated with an oxidized film using a technique called kama-yaki, no paint is used at all. and partially reddened in some areas. Please note that this is a normal specification due to the "kama-yaki" baking process.
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.
To make tea and coffee great
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