Nambu Ironware, Iron Kettle, NAMBU STYLE WAKATAKE(Young Bamboo), 1.3L, 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.


We are pleased to introduce a distinctive Tetsubin that hails from the expertise of Shingo Kikuchi (菊池真吾), a revered traditional craftsman from Shokado. His workshop is situated in Oshu City, Iwate Prefecture, the same locale as ours.

The appellation of "traditional craftsman" is officially sanctioned by the Japanese government, signifying artisans who uphold advanced techniques and mastery. Within the realm of Nambu Ironware, a select few individuals bear this distinction, and Shingo Kikuchi is counted among them.

Nambu ironware is fashioned through two distinct techniques: Nama-gata, involving sand molds, and Yaki-gata, utilizing clay molds fired in a kiln. Given that this particular Tetsubin is crafted using the Yaki-gata method, only a limited number of pieces can be produced from a single mold. Hence, its rarity is noteworthy.

The distinctive silhouette of Nambu ironware, known as "Nambu-gata (=NAMBU STYLE)" features a timeless bamboo motif symbolizing prosperity. Adorning the lid's handle is the shape of a pine cone, also serving as an auspicious symbol.

The handle is a handmade forged piece, and its rarity today is attributed to the scarcity of artisans capable of crafting it due to its intricate production process.

Internally, the surface is coated with an oxidized film achieved through a process called kama-yaki, eschewing the use of any paint. The reddish tones present in certain interior sections are a result of kama-yaki.

In comparison to other Tetsubin, this particular piece bears a higher price point. However, owing to the employment of the Yaki-gata technique, its robust adherence to traditional aesthetic compositions, and the distinctive inscription of the traditional craftsman, "南部 真吾" (Nambu Shingo), this exceptional Tetsubin is poised to accompany you throughout your lifetime.

*Please note that this item is also available in our physical store, and stock availability may vary based on timing. Kindly be advised that instances might arise where an ordered item is temporarily out of stock.


Cast iron, Steel(handle), Surface: Japanese lacquer baking finish Interior: Oxidized film finish by kama-yaki (unglazed), no coating



Body diameter excluding the spout: approx. 18.5cm
Height to the handle: approx. 18.5cm
Full capacity: 1.2L
Weight: approx.2.04kg


When using induction heating, use low to medium heat.
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.
Used over an open flame, the base will gradually turn white.




南部的铁器是用称为釜焼的传统技术进行烘烤,在表面产生一个氧化层。这导致了 "防锈 "和 "水质改善",使茶和咖啡的味道更好。


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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