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 round silhouette is decorated with chrysanthemum flowers. The lid knobs also has a lovely chrysanthemum flower.
The uneven surface and fixed handle are expressions of "sabi", a uniquely Japanese aesthetic that has its roots in the tea ceremony and embraces change over time.
In Japan, chrysanthemums have various meanings such as "nobility," "longevity," "warding off evil spirits," and "mental and physical stability". Chrysanthemum is also used in the emblem of the emperor's family.
The inside is coated with an oxidized film using a technique called kama-yaki, and no paint is used at all.
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, "真吾"（Shingo)", this special Tetsubin will be your partner for life.
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