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.
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