Hyō 52 oz
Hyō - 52 ounce capacity
Handmade Japanese Nanbu Tetsubin Unlined Cast Iron Water Kettle
A classic and traditional handmade Nanbu Tetsubin kettle with loads of hobnails and a fabulous vintage patina. Hand-cast with perfectly symmetrical small hobnails covering the the top half of the exterior and a triple ring of hobnails around the outer edge of the lid with the remaining surface displaying a rich, citrus peel texture giving it that warm organic feel. The sturdy, upright handle also has vintage character and feels great in the hand. With a great pour and stunning classic beauty, this is a Japanese kettle for generations to treasure.
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 Hyō are unlined meaning they do not have porcelain enamel linings or strainer baskets.
As you heat water, or infuse tea, a natural coating (or patina) will form to protect the interior of your cast iron water kettle. It is important your Tetsubin is allowed to fully air dry after each use. The Hyō is marked by the artist under the spout.
From Morioka, Iwate Prefecture
Made in Japan.