Tetsubin Teapot - Brown Hobnail - 10 oz #480-850
Iwachu, located in Morioka, is one of the finest manufacturers of modern Nanbu ironware, with over a 100 years of history and experience. Craftsmen at Iwachu pay respect to this tradtion by infusing each Iwachu product with precsion handcraftsmanship throughout the manufacturing process.
Iwachu's tetsubin (iron tea pots) and cookware have earned a well deserved worldwide reputation for superior quality, beauty, and durability.
Making a tetsubin at Iwachu usually consists of 64~68 steps with most of the process still being done by hand. Quality is strictly maintained by a master craftsman known as a "Kamashi". It requires at least 15 years to become a full-fledged craftsman and 30~40 years to become a "kamashi".