Iwachu Nambu tekki teapots with infuser (Japanese kyusu)

Iwachu’s traditional Japanese cast iron teapot

Iwachu Japanese Cherry Blossoms Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Black

Japanese cast iron Nambu tekki is the well-known traditional craft in Iwate Prefecture. The region is in the Tohoku area where is covered heavy snow in winter. That’s why we feel the warmth of the solid tableware.

 

Since the birth of Nambu tekki in the 17th century, the Tohoku people have loved the black teapot. Around the country, there were some ups and downs through 300 years. Especially, the production was restricted during the WW2.

 

Therefore most of the Nambu tekki craftsman close down their works. Also because of the change of the lifestyle in Japan, the old-fashioned tableware became to disappear in the late 20th century.

 

But the Japanese people rediscover its functionality in these days. And the Nambu tekki makers create the new design for the men of today and other countries. Iwachu is one of the most popular Nambu tekki makers.



 

Best known Nambu tekki maker Iwachu

Iwachu Company started in 1902. The founder is Iwashimizu. The name of the company is the combination of his family name and cast iron in Japanese “chutetsu”.

 

Today, there are only 21 board certified Nambu tekki traditional craftsmen in Japan. The certified craftsmen of the maker are Kiyosue Ⅲ (Mizusawa Shigeki), Kiyoshige Ⅲ (Yaegashi Ryo), and Kiyosue Ⅳ (Fujiwara Shinichi).

 

The Japanese people considered a traditional craft as behind the times. But while they continue to make the classic style black and plump cast iron teapot, also create the colorful or stylish kyusu. Their products cross the oceans and attain popularity.

 

 

Iwachu teapot (kyusu) at Amazon

 

Nambu tekki kyusu has high functionality. Because …

 

  1. High heat retaining
  2. Resistant to rust
  3. Strong and last long
  4. The best temperature for drinking Japanese green tea (of course, it’s OK for Western tea or oolong tea!) 

 

If you want to know more about Nambu tekki teapot, please click the following link! 

 

 

All of the teapots has the infusers.

 

 

 

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Classic Arare (Hobnail) Pattern Style

Iwachu Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Small, Black Hailstone Pattern

10 ounce capacity

 

Iwachu 480-161 Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Hobnail, Black

22 ounce capacity

Popular!

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

29 ounce capacity

 

Iwachu Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot, 30-Ounce, Black Honeycomb

30 ounce capacity

 

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

41 ounce capacity

 

Large size Nambu Tekki kyusu teapots

 

 

 

Black New Pattern Style (22 ounce capacity)

Iwachu Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Black

Stripe

 

Iwachu Japanese Cherry Blossoms Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Black

Cherry Blossoms

 

 

 

 

Black and Gold or Silver Style(22 ounce capacity)

Iwachu Japanese Iron Teapot/Tetsubin, Gold and Black Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

 

Iwachu Japanese Iron Teapot/Tetsubin, Gold and Black Ginkgo

Ginkgo

 

Iwachu 480-869 Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Black

Goldfish

Sell Well!

Japanese Tetsubin Cast Iron Teapot Gold Fish Design - Iwachu 650ml by Zen Minded

Goldfish

 

 

 

Iwachu Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Chrysanthemum, Silver and Black

Chrysanthemum

 

Iwachu Japanese Iron Teapot Tetsubin Silver and Black Goldfish

Goldfish

 

Iwachu Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Gold/Black

Arare

 

Iwachu Japanese Iron Teapot/Tetsubin, Gold and Black Maple

Maple Leaf

Most Popular!

 

 

 

 

Classic Shape with Colors Style (22 ounce capacity)

 

Arare

Iwachu Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot with "Bronze" Hobnail, Gold/Patina Green

Gold/Patina Green

 

 

 

 

 

Pine Needle

Iwachu Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot with "Rikyu Green" Pine Needle, Burgundy/Lichen Green

Burgundy/Lichen Green

 

Iwachu Iron Teapot Tetsubin, Green Pine Needle

Green

 

Iwachu 480-967 Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Europa Blue

Europa Blue

 

Iwachu 480-945 Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Cranberry

Cranberry

 

 

 

 

Shippo 

Japanese Cast Iron Teapot Tetsubin Iwachu Nambu Purple Jewel /590ml(20 Fl Oz)

Purple

 

Iwachu 480-877 Seven Jewels Design Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Gold and Purple

Gold and Purple

 

Iwachu 480-836 Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Spring Grass Green

Spring Grass Green

 

Iwachu Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Gold and White Seven Jewels Design by Iwachu

Gold and White

 

 

 

 

 

Goldfish

Iwachu 480-954 Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Europa Blue

Europa Blue

 

Iwachu Japanese Iron Teapot Tetsubin Gold and Azure Goldfish

Gold and Azure

 

Iwachu Japanese Iron Teapot Tetsubin Turquoise Goldfish

Turquoise

 

 

 

 

Iwachu Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot with "Bronze" Goldfish, Gold/Patina Green

Gold/Patina Green

 

Iwachu Japanese Iron Teapot Tetsubin Gold and Purple Goldfish

Gold and Purple

Recommended!

Iwachu Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Gold and Orange

Gold and Orange

 

Iwachu Japanese Iron Teapot Tetsubin Gold and Cinnabar Goldfish

Gold and Cinnabar

 

 

 

 

 

Honeycomb

Iwachu Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Honeycomb, Gold and Burgundy

Gold and Burgundy

 

Iwachu 480-939 Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Purple

Gold and Purple

 

Iwachu Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Honeycomb, Silver and Lavender

Silver and Lavender

Featured!

 

 

 

Iwachu 480-880 Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Turquoise

Turquoise

 

Iwachu 480-941 Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Azure

Azure

 

Iwachu Japanese Iron Teapot/Tetsubin, Gold and Green Honeycomb

Gold and Green

 

 

 

 

 

Cherry Blossom

 

Iwachu 480-944 Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Turquoise

Turquoise

 

Iwachu Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Gold and Blue Blossom Design by Iwachu

Gold and Blue  

 

 

 

Iwachu Japanese Cherry Blossoms Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Gold/Forest Green

Gold/Forest Green

New!

Iwachu Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Cherry Blossoms, Gold and Pink

Gold and Pink

 

Iwachu Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Cherry Blossoms, Gold and Purple

Gold and Purple

 

 

 

 

 

Maple Leaf

 

Iwachu Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot with "Bronze" Maple Leaf, Gold/Patina Green

Gold/Patina Green

 

Iwachu Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot with "Rikyu Green" Maple Leaf, Burgundy/Lichen Green

Burgundy/Lichen Green

 

 

 

 

Chrysanthemum

 

Iwachu Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Pink Chrysanthemum

Pink

 

Iwachu 480-878 Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Azure

Azure

 

 

 

 

 

Flat Style 

 

Iwachu Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Medium, Black Hailstone Pattern

Hailstone, Black, 16 ounce capacity

Iwachu Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Dragonfly, Silver and Black

Dragonfly, Silver and Black, 16 ounce capacity

Iwachu Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Large, Black Hailstone Pattern

Hailstone, Black, 41 ounce capacity

Iwachu Iron Teapot, Green Dragonfly

Dragonfly, Green, 16 ounce capacity

 

 

 

Teardrop Style (23 ounce capacity)

 

Iwachu Japanese Artisan Iron Tetsubin Teardrop Teapot, 23-Ounce, Matte Black

Black

Highly rated!

Iwachu Japanese Artisan Iron Tetsubin Teardrop Teapot, 23-Ounce, Matte Pink

Pink

 

Teapot Grass Matting Grass 12471

Grass Green

 

 

 

 

Square Style (42 ounce capacity)

 

Iwachu Japanese Artisan Iron Tetsubin Square Teapot, 42-Ounce, Antique Brown

Brown

Largest!

 

 

 

 

 

 

! Caution !

Though the titles of the products contain “Tetsubin” which means cast iron kettle in Japanese language, these are NOT a kettle but a teapot. So you can’t put them on a flame. If you look for Nambu tekki kettle, please check the page of “Tetsubin, Japanese cast iron tea kettle (Nambu Tekki)“.

 

And if you look for a modern kyusu, please check the page!

 

 

 





 

 

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