Kurikuchi Cast Iron Kettle by Oigen Foundry

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$ 480.00
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Kurikuchi Cast Iron Kettle by Oigen Foundry

Cast iron kettle

6.5” H x 8.5” L x 6.5” Ø

3.8lbs

Made in Japan

Iron kettles that were first made in Iwate 300 years ago have become known as Nambu Tekki, and since its inception, people far and wide have fallen in love with the delicious water boiled in these kettles.

Water boiled in iron kettles becomes soft and tastes good even when cooled. Outside of Japan, they are especially popular in other tea growing countries such and China and Taiwan and are recently gaining popularity in western countries due to a new appreciation of delicious water.

The Oigen foundry is located in area that has been producing Nambu ironware for 900 years. By casting in a fine grain sand the ironware has a renowned smooth and unblemished surface. If cared for properly Oigen ironware can last over 100 years and is made from 75% recycled material. The company was founded in 1852.

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