Nambu Ironware, 2-in-1 Iron kettle and teapot type, SWALLOW POT, 0.6L




The surface is coated with an antirust oxide layer using the traditional technique called kama-yaki, but because it is cast iron, rust may occur due to moisture and humidity.

Since the inside is not enameled, the leached iron and tannin may bind and discolor the tea. It is harmless to the human body.


In a bid to reshape the perception of Nambu Ironware, this iron kettle emerges as a pivotal catalyst. Crafted by Kikuchi Akira, the second son of our sixth-generation, during the latter years of the Shōwa era (1926-1989), its creation was rooted in the aspiration to illuminate the latent potential of the iron pot and captivate a broad audience.

The kettle's semblance, upon completion, drew comparisons to a swallow, as astutely observed by Akira's wife, thereby christening it the "Swallow Pot."

During its initial unveiling, traditional design conventions held sway, making it challenging for customers to embrace this innovative departure. Consequently, it was regrettably discontinued. Yet, the passage of over three decades, coupled with evolving lifestyles, prompted the revival of the Swallow Pot through a strategic introduction on Twitter in 2020. The fervent response witnessed spurred its reissue as an ageless masterpiece.

An integral facet of its crafting involves subjecting the interior to high-temperature baking, a technique known as the kama-yaki method—an indispensable step in the refinement of an iron kettle. The rebirth of this kettle incorporates specifications that aptly cater not only to water boiling but also iron supplementation.

The wooden knob, a feature once relegated to the annals of time, has resurfaced with dual aims: restoration of the original design and enhancement. Marusan Lacquerware Studio meticulously adorns the knob with wipe-lacquering, using Hidehira lacquer—a distinguished traditional craft of Iwate Prefecture.

Unlike the customary iron-integrated knob, which tends to transmit heat, the wooden alternative ensures that the pot remains touchable. Furthermore, the inherent waterproofing properties of lacquer are deftly harnessed.


Cast iron , Wood / lacquer (knob), Stainless-Steel (Tea Strainer)

Suitable for all stovetops including induction


From the spout to the end of the handle: 25cm
Base Diameter: 11.5cm
Height: 9.5cm
Full capacity: 0.6L
Weight: approx. 1.3kg


When using induction heating, use low to medium heat.
Please be aware that the screwed-on knob may become hot and break if burned empty.
Due to the handmade nature, the color of the knob may differ from the photo sample.
Be sure to use kitchen mittens, as the handle gets hot.

2-in-1 Iron kettle and teapot type

You can use this type not only to boil water over an open flame, but also as a teapot with a tea strainer inside.

Nambu ironware is produced using the traditional technique called "kama-yaki" to generate an oxide layer on the surface. It leads to "rust resistance" and "dissolved iron effect" 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.


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