The history of Nanbu Tekki Ironware dates back to the beginning of the 17th century. At that time, the feudal lord of the Nanbu domain, who ruled the area around the present day Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture (the north of Honshu Island, Japan) invited chagama (iron teakettle) craftsmen from Kyoto.Afterwards more craftsmen, specialized in the casting and production of iron teakettle, were invited to the Nanbu domain from all over Japan, and were asked to produce iron teakettles, articles for daily use and weapons. Later, one craftsman employed by the Nanbu lord, developed a user friendly iron kettle, which became popular as a kettle. The invention of the iron kettle triggered production of other utensils from the tea ceremony to items used in daily life. This iron kettle production, protected by the Nanbu domain, became well established and has been handed down to the present time. Nambu ironware is not only beautiful and practical but highly durable as well. Applying one of the techniques that has been used in the production of iron kettles since the old days, the inside of Nambu ironware is burned over a charcoal fire for about an hour to oxidize and coat its surface, which then prevents rust. Hot water boiled in an iron kettle is mild and tasty, and the water quality is said to get better and better with repeated use of the kettle. Moreover, such hot water is rich in iron, making it a hot topic among health conscious people and women who tend to be low on iron. The function of the Tetsubin is unique.
It significantly changes the taste of water. When brewing tea using water boiled in Tetsubin, the taste of the tea becomes very mellow and sweet. In addition, thanks to the iron content of the kettle, the resultant water gives us additional health benefits.
BLACK CAT NANBU IRONWARE TEA POT RARE 1. Size : 12.5cm X 19.5cm X 17cm.The item "BLACK CAT NANBU IRONWARE TEA POT RARE 1" is in sale since Friday, July 28, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Cookware\Cast Iron". The seller is "biana2008" and is located in fukuoka. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.