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.
The silhouette called "Houju-gata" (宝珠形) is one of the oldest shapes in the history of Nanbu ironware. This Tetsubin features the Houju silhouette adorned with pine needles, and the knob is also designed with a pinecone motif. The pine pattern is another ancient motif, cherished as a symbol of good fortune.
The inside is coated with an oxidized film using a technique called kama-yaki, and no paint is used at all. Some parts of the inside are reddish, but this is caused by kama-yaki.
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.
*This item is also sold in our physical store. Stock availability may vary depending on timing. Please note that there may be cases where an item you have ordered is out of stock.
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