Nambu Ironware, Iron Kettle, MARUGATA-HANAIKADA, 1.1L, 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 take this opportunity to introduce an exceptional Tetsubin that is distinct from those fashioned by Oitomi. This exquisite piece has been meticulously crafted by Shingo Kikuchi (菊池真吾), a distinguished traditional artisan hailing from Shokado. Notably, his studio is situated in Oshu City, Iwate Prefecture, mirroring our own location.

The appellation of "traditional craftsman" carries official recognition by the Japanese government, denoting those who excel in maintaining advanced techniques and skills. Among the select few artisans designated as traditional craftsmen in the realm of Nambu Ironware, Shingo Kikuchi stands as an esteemed representative.

Nambu ironware embodies the mastery of two distinct methodologies: Nama-gata, employing sand molds, and Yaki-gata, employing molds crafted through the baking of clay. This Tetsubin, masterfully shaped through the Yaki-gata technique, emerges as an exceedingly rare creation, with only a limited number of pieces achievable from a single mold.

The Tetsubin boasts a charmingly rounded and endearing silhouette, adorned with delicate cherry blossoms. The lid, a harmonious complement, features an enchanting chrysanthemum flower along its edge.

Intriguingly, the Japanese term "HANA" translates to "flower," while "IKADA" denotes a "raft." The portmanteau "HANAIKADA" signifies a string of petals adrift upon the surface of a flowing river, akin to a floating raft.

Within, the surface is coated with an oxidized film through the kama-yaki technique, eschewing the use of any paint. The reddish tones evident in certain interior portions are a natural outcome of kama-yaki.

While this Tetsubin may bear a higher price compared to its counterparts, its distinction arises from the Yaki-gata method, its bold and traditional aesthetic compositions, and the personalized inscription of the traditional craftsman, "南部 真吾" (Nambu Shingo). With these attributes, this extraordinary Tetsubin stands poised to be your enduring companion.

Please be advised that this item is also available at our physical store, with stock availability potentially fluctuating based on timing. We kindly request your understanding that there might be instances where an ordered item is temporarily unavailable.

Moreover, it is prudent to note that due to the handmade nature of each piece, minor variations might exist between the actual product and the photographs.


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: 19 cm
Width (including spout): 17 cm
Girth diameter: 14 cm
Bottom diameter: approx. 9 cm
Weight: 1.3 kg
Capacity: 1.1L (full)

Handle: Fixed


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 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.


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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