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Nanbu tetsubin kettle from Mizusawa, “Natsume hada” by Saihô

Nanbu tetsubin kettle from Mizusawa, “Natsume hada” by Saihô

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Oikawa Sai, known as “Saihô,” was born in 1935 at Mizusawa, and began his apprenticeship in the making of tetsubin kettles and kama pots when he was 17 years old. He became a certified traditional artisan in 1993.
This is a traditional handmade Nanbu tetsubin kettle.
The name “natsume” comes from its shape, which recalls that of a jujube (“natsume” in Japanese) seed. “Hada,” which means literally “skin,” refers to the surface, which is simple and without motifs, yet particularly impressive. The surface in itself is a complex motif specific to the artisan.  
A very beautiful introduction into the world of true traditional tetsubins.
1.4 L

Use and maintenance:
- Before using for the first time, rinse the interior of the kettle with water several times. (Never touch the interior with your fingers. Never use detergent or abrasive materials to clean your tetsubin.)
- Next, fill it 2/3 full of water and boil it until the kettle is only 1/4 full. Do not close the lid completely to prevent the water from spurting out of the spout.
- Empty the kettle, and then repeat the process 2 or 3 times.
- You can now use your tetsubin kettle.
- If you use gas, never place the kettle in direct contact with the fire.
- Always use very low heat.
- Never allow water to cool in the kettle. When you have finished using the water, empty the kettle immediately and allow the tetsubin to dry thanks to residual heat.
- Some rust may appear at first. Do not try to remove it. Similarly, after use, tartar may appear. It protects your tetsubin.
- During the first month of use, it is recommended to heat water in the kettle every day

. *The real colours of the object may be slightly different from those in the photos. Thank you for your understanding.

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Nanbu tetsubin kettle from Mizusawa, “Natsume hada” by Saihô
ACC-47-006-IRO

USD $600.00





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