Condition:Brand New. For the red version, please click here. Capacity: 23.6oz/700ccWeight: 3.3lb/1.5kgNambu ironware kyusu keeps the temperature at which the tea is brewed at its best, so it is mellow to the touch and enhances the taste of the tea.*This model from IWACHU, a long-established manufacturer of Nanbu ironwa...Read more
For the red version, please click here.
Nambu ironware kyusu keeps the temperature at which the tea is brewed at its best, so it is mellow to the touch and enhances the taste of the tea.
*This model from IWACHU, a long-established manufacturer of Nanbu ironware, has a proven track record of being used in the NY MoMA cafe.
*This product cannot be used in a microwave oven.
Morioka's ironware culture blossomed with the development of the tea ceremony in the Edo period.
Morioka's ironware culture flourished along with the development of the tea ceremony.
The fame of "Nambu ironware" spread throughout the country along with yukama and tetsubin.
Since its establishment in 1902, Iwachin has been striving to create products that fit in with modern life, while preserving the tradition of Nanbu ironware that has lasted over 400 years.
Our products are durable, and the more you use them, the more you love them. Through our products, we convey to our customers the charm of Nambu ironware that only the "real thing," supported by reliable quality, can offer.
We use iron, a natural material, to make our products.
When it is used, it returns to nature.
This is how Nambu ironware has remained as a living craft for 400 years.
The more you use it, the more the texture comes out. The taste changes depending on the user. Nambu ironware captures the life of the user as it is. A tetsubin requires about 65 processes, most of which are done by hand. It takes at least 15 years to become a full-fledged craftsman. It takes at least 15 years to become a full-fledged craftsman. Our ancestors have always thought of ways to make things easier to use, and they have faced iron, devised ways to make things easier, and refined their skills. 400 years ago, the "shape" and "usability" of iron were accepted and passed down to the present day. This is what tradition is all about.
The accumulation of each technique
The accumulation of each technique creates beauty and ease of use.
The world of Nambu tetsubin created by craftsmanship and aesthetic sense
The unique patterns and shapes of Nambu tetsubin, including the elaborate arare pattern. These tetsubin, which reflect the craftsmanship and aesthetic sense of the artisan, are the best representation of the tradition and prestige of Nambu ironware. The iron kettles are made using the "sintering method," in which pig iron is poured into molds made of sand. The kettles are completed through a large number of processes, from making the molds to casting and coloring. Only one product can be made from one mold.