Designed by cast iron artist Rikucho Ogasawara, the former head of OGASAWARA CHUZOSHO founded in 1916 by his father in Mizusawa City, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. As the son of the traditional Nambu Tekki craftsman, Rikucho followed his father's footsteps at the age of 16, carrying on the techniques passed down for generations to create modern ironware until his passing in 2012. Renowned for enhancing the natural flavors of the contents and fortifying them with iron, this Nambu Tetsubin makes boiled water taste more mellow and sweet. A cup of "Sayu" or warm water boiled with a Nambu iron kettle in the morning helps the body replenish iron and detox by promoting blood flow through the digestive system. The beauty of handcrafted cast ironware lies in the process of making, with the sand mold built each time only to be used once. After the molten iron hand-poured into the cavity cools and solidifies, the mold is broken away to release the cast inside, making each piece slightly different and one of a kind. Highly durable and made solely from natural resources without using any chemicals, Nambu ironware eventually returns to the earth, friendly not just to humans but also to the environment.
Dimensions: 7.1" W x 6.3" D x 8.25" H (with spout and handle) 18 cm W x 15.5 cm D x 21 cm H (with spout and handle)