Kanzō 60 oz
Kanzō - 60 ounce capacity
Handmade Japanese Nanbu Tetsubin Unlined Cast Iron Water Kettle
Bold black, lightly glossy, hobnails cover the exterior of this extra large handmade Nanbu unlined Tetsubin kettle. Hand-cast with beautifully symmetrical small hobnails and a very sturdy, upright handle that offers a delightful vintage look that also feels great in the hand. With a superior pour and an inviting classic beauty, this is a Japanese kettle for using daily as well as for generations to come!
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 Kanzō, 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.