Haru Sakura 58 oz
Haru Sakura - 58 ounce capacity
Handmade Japanese Nanbu Tetsubin Unlined Cast Iron Water Kettle
Iron black with a very dark cocoa brown wash of color, this artisan handmade Tetsubin kettle from Japan is elegantly decorated with raised, highly detailed sakura (cherry blossoms), blossom buds and cherry leaves. This charcoal brown Tetsubin also has sakura ringing the lid which is topped with a prominent sakura bud. The rustic, textured handle is sturdy and very comfortable to use.
This Nanbu Tetsubin iron water kettle was crafted in Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture, Japan and is marked by the artist under the spout.
**Note - the handle does NOT fold down.**
Traditional Japanese Tetsubin water kettles, including our Haru Sakura, are handmade and require up to 80 steps to create. They are unlined meaning they do not have porcelain enamel linings or strainer baskets. These kettles are carefully fired at approximately 800 degrees Celsius to form a natural oxidized coating which prevents rust. As you heat water or infuse tea, an additional natural coating will form to further protect the interior of your cast iron Tetsubin. The interior has been initially tea seasoned and polished.
It is very important that your Tetsubin is allowed to fully air dry after each use.
Made in Japan.