Up for sale is an unusual Japanese made cast iron Tetsubin Teapot. This is a very artistic design Japanese Zen Buddhism style teapot!It is is crafted with famous Golden Hall "The Konjikid " scenery in cedar trees forest. The Konjikid (shown in last 3 pictures) is the only 12th century structure to survive in its original form at world heritage site Chsonji , the building covered with gold leaf both inside and outside. This hall is dedicated to Amida Nyorai (the Buddha of infinite light). Poetry is written on the teapot: Phrase on the body , and Phrase on the lid It implies the time's transitory nature but the beauty of Konjikid remains: "There were soldiers and is now grass, all just like a dream", Konjikid is still beautiful after all, in this May the raining season.
The patterns of grass (on the body of teapot) and the rain (on the lid) appeared at the area where the phrase described. The teapot is 300ml capacity, new in box condition. Measurements are 14cm from back to spout, 12.5cm from bottom to handle. This is an original Japanese Tetsubin teapot that famous for its good quality and food safety compliance, not like the modern cheap Chinese mass production that called itself "Japanese Style Tetsubin".In the old days, cast iron kettles/teapots served multiple purposes in Japan. They were used to boilwater for household use or tea-ceremony as well as for making tea and home decoration. It was also used to prevent iron-deficiency, as the water boiled in cast iron kettles absorbs the iron. Japanese believe that the taste of water become softer after being boiled fromthe cast iron teapot and the tea also tasted better from it.
It will be a lasting present for someone special, a health functional teapot that is also exceptional nice for decoration. I also have a Nambu Tekki cast iron trivet for sale, it has Konjikid scenery pattern that can be a set with this teapot! The item "Japanese Cast Iron Tetsubin Kettle Tea Pot Golden Hall Rain Zen Buddhism Poetry" is in sale since Thursday, November 09, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectables\Homeware, Kitchenware\Kettles, Tea Pots".The seller is "sakura_express" and is located in Victoria. This item can be shipped worldwide.