This iron kettle was designed by Kikuchi Akira, the second son of our sixth generation, in the late Shōwa era (1926-1989) in the hope that many people would see the potential of iron pot and pick one up.
Akira's wife said it looked like a swallow when copmpleted, and that's why it is named Swallow Pot.
At the time it was released, the traditional style was still the mainstream. It was difficult for customers to accept this new type, so it was discontinued. More than 30 years have passed since then, and now that lifestyles have changed, we thought it would be a good idea to introduce the Swallow Pot on Twitter in 2020. The response was great, and the product was reissued as a timeless masterpiece.
The inside of the pot is baked at high temperature. This is called the kama-yaki method, which is essential for the finishing of an iron kettle. Now it has been reborn with specifications that are suitable for not only boiling water but also iron supplementation.
After a long period of time, this has been reissued, not only to recreate the original, but also to upgrade it.
The knob is finished with wipe-lacquering by Marusan Lacquerware Studio using Hidehira lacquer, one of Iwate Prefecture's representative traditional crafts.
Normally, the knob of iron kettle is integrated and made of iron, which makes it hot, but by using wooden one, the pot does not get too hot to touch. In addition, lacquer is very good at waterproofing
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