Nambu Ironware, Iron Kettle, FUJI STYLE PINE, 0.7L, Shokado by Traditional Craftsman Shingo Kikuchi

SKU: KEFMBK07

¥86,625
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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.

DESCRIPTION

We are delighted to introduce a remarkable Tetsubin that distinguishes itself from those crafted by Oitomi. This extraordinary piece is the creation of Shingo Kikuchi (菊池真吾), an esteemed traditional craftsman whose atelier is situated in Shokado, Oshu City, Iwate Prefecture - the very same city we call home.

The designation of "traditional craftsman" is a formal recognition granted by the Japanese government to artisans who uphold and master advanced techniques and skills. Within the realm of Nambu Ironware, a select few hold this esteemed title, and Shingo Kikuchi proudly stands as one of them.

The crafting of Nambu ironware employs two principal techniques: Nama-gata, involving sand molds, and Yaki-gata, utilizing clay molds that are then baked. Given that this particular Tetsubin has been crafted through the Yaki-gata method, only a handful of pieces can emerge from a single mold, rendering it an exquisitely rare creation.

Named the "Fuji style Tetsubin," this piece takes its inspiration from the iconic Mt. Fuji, a symbol synonymous with Japan. The Fuji style echoes an ancient form, once gracing tea ceremony kettles fashioned centuries ago, now perpetuated in the present.

The spout design is notable, thoughtfully engineered to facilitate a gradual and controlled pour of hot water.

The handle is a treasure in itself, forged and shaped from a single sheet of iron. Its function extends beyond preventing heat transfer; it embodies a distinctively Japanese aesthetic rooted in the philosophy of the evolving beauty cherished within the tea ceremony.

The interior is coated with an oxidized film achieved through the kama-yaki technique, eschewing the use of any paints. You may observe localized reddening in some areas - a normal attribute due to the baking process inherent to "kama-yaki."

Although commanding a higher price point than its counterparts, this Tetsubin's utilization of the Yaki-gata method, its bold embrace of traditional aesthetics, and the personal inscription of the traditional craftsman, "南部 真吾" (Nambu Shingo), together solidify its role as an enduring lifelong companion.

*Please be advised that this item is also available in our physical store. Stock availability may vary depending on timing. Kindly anticipate the possibility of ordered items being out of stock.

Materials

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.

DIMENSIONS

Height: approx. 24 cm
width (including spout): approx. 18 cm
Girth diameter: 15 cm
Bottom diameter: approx. 8.5 cm
Weight: 1.45 kg
Capacity: 0.7L (full water)

Handle: Fixed

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

When using induction heating, use in the low to medium heat range.
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.

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

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.

CUSTOMS DUTY

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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