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Ikenaga Nambu Tetsubin HOUJU

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Product Information

  • Brand:Ikenaga
  • Material:Cast iron (Nambu Tekki)
  • Product type:Kettles
  • Country of origin:Japan (Iwate)
  • Dimensions (approx):Diameter: 140 mm, Height: 140 mm, Diameter of the spout: 69 mm, Diameter of the bottom: 63 mm
  • Capacity (approx):1.0 L (Usable capacity: about 0.6 L)
  • Item weight (approx): 1000 g
  • Shipping weight (approx): 1500 g

Key Features

  • Traditional Nambu Tekki Tetsubin kettle with unique contemporary rounded design.
  • An eye-catching wooden lid knob is designed to stay cool even the kettle is hot.

Use & Care

  • Not induction compatible due to the bottom diameter.
  • Tetsubin kettle is designed for boiling water. Do not use for steeping tea/plants inside.
  • Prior to first use, rinse with hot water (do not use soap) for 2-3 times, boil water in the kettle and discard the water. Then, ready to use.
  • Each time you use this kettle, water should not be left inside after use. Discard the water and heat on low heat to dry the kettle completely.
  • Do not wash or rub inside the kettle.
  • Store in a dry location.

Background

Ikenaga Iron Works Co.,Ltd. was founded in 1937 in Osaka, Japan. The company's line of business includes the manufacturing of steel castings including alloy, bushings, and rolling mill rolls.

"Nambu cast ironware is produced in Morioka City and Mizusawa, Oshu City. In 1975, it was designated as a traditional craftwork. “Nambu” refers to the Nambu clan, who built Morioka Castle about 400 years ago. The Nambu lords made numerous efforts towards the cultural development of their fief, inviting artisans from Kyoto and promoting the tea ceremony. As a result, the production of cast ironware for the tea ceremony began to develop in the area, with all the necessary materials readily available locally: iron sand, river sand, clay, lacquer, charcoal, etc. The cast ironware of Mizusawa was originally developed about 900 years ago, by the Fujiwara clan who developed the Golden Culture."
- A Trip to Iwate, Iwate Prefecture Tourism Portal Site

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