Iron kettles, or tetsubin, were originally used in Japanese homes to boil water. During the mid-19th century, tea drinking became more popular and tetsubin evolved from regular kitchen items to status symbols used for serving and pouring tea. The region of Iwate in northern Japan is the most famous for crafting tetsubin.
This premium black iron teapot is a wonderful example of that cultural tradition. Crafted with artistic goldfish reliefs, the pot is fixed with a handle and comes with a detachable diffuser. With spout, pot is 6 inches wide, 5.5 inches high, and 5.5 inches deep. Please note, this item is for serving and pouring and is not intended for placing on a hot stove.
- Traditional Japanese teapot
- Made of cast iron
- Diffuser and built-in handle
- Measures 6 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches
- Weighs about 2.5 lbs.
- Made in Japan
Beauty isn't perfect, it's authentic. This piece is artistically created by hand where beauty and imperfections go together wonderfully. Please accept and appreciate minor imperfections and variations which are true characteristics of this craft.