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Burakku Doragon - 40 ounce capacity
Handmade Japanese Nanbu Tetsubin Unlined Cast Iron Water Kettle
Weathered iron black with a touch of shine to highlight the rich texture and design, this artisan handmade Tetsubin kettle from Japan is elegantly decorated with a raised, highly detailed Dragon wrapping around the entire kettle. This charcoal black Tetsubin also has three beautiful raised clouds and a classic pinecone style lid knob. The smooth, velvety black 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 Burakku Doragon, are unlined meaning they do not have porcelain enamel linings or strainer baskets. Some Tetsubins do have an application of natural urushi added to the interior to prevent rust, this water kettle does have that urushi inside giving it a lightly glossy appearance. It is completely natural and will eventually disappear as you season your kettle and add your own personal protective patina (see below) to the inside of the Tetsubin.
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 Burakku Doragon is marked by the artist under the spout.
From Mizusawa, Iwate Prefecture
Made in Japan.