Dot pattern (Arare) black cast iron tetsubin teapots by Iwachu

Traditional color and pattern kyusu teapots of Nambu Tekki from Iwate Prefecture


29 ounce teapot with infuser


Iwachu 29-Ounce Japanese Iron Hobnail Tetsubin Arare Teapot, Large, Black



Orderly lined up small dots. The traditional pattern is so simple but it makes us feel peaceful. It’s probably because Nambu Tekki was invented as a kettle for the tea -ceremony. Before the appearance of Sen-no Riyu (1522-1591), the people used colorful bowls at the ceremony. But he valued the spirit of “Wabi” and “Sabi”. Wabi is the attitude of seeking beauty and inner contentment in simplicity and imperfection. And The spirit of Sabi is seeking beauty in withered things where their internal essence is oozing out to the surface.


If you look for tea kettle tetsubin…

Tetsubin, Japanese cast iron tea kettle (Nambu Tekki)



Induction Cooker Available teapot (40.57 ounce)

Comolife Special Iron Teapot , NAMBU TEKKI , Made in Japan , Induction Cooker Available




20 ounce teapot with infuser

Japanese cast iron teapot/Tetsubin/Iwachu, Nambu/black hobnail/590ml(20 fl oz)




The traditional dots pattern is called Arare in Japanese. That means hailstones which is also introduced to a design of kimono and the word is one of the winter season words for winter for haiku (Japanese seventeen-syllable poem). The ice particle fall from the sky has connections with the Japanese culture in many ways. Actually, the pattern not only makes the appearance beautiful but also improve a function. Since it is thicker, an uneven surface is more able to retain heat than an even one. Though the cast iron of Nambu Tekki is so high-quality, the pattern more heightens the effect.




41 ounce teapot with infuser

Iwachu Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Hobnail, 41 oz, Black





16 ounce teapot with infuser


Iwachu Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Medium, Black Hailstone Pattern




10 ounce teapot with infuser


Iwachu Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Small, Black Hailstone Pattern










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