Satetsu Yuzugata dragon pattern Tetsubin kettle with a copper lid by Kunzan 1.2L
Crafted by the third generation traditional craftsman Kunzan, Mr. Sasaki Kazuo and his team. He is known for his
mastery of traditional techniques coupled with imaginative new innovations.
This kettle has a hollow handle, a feature which is normally reserved for kettles of a much higher price. This is because it is hammered out of one sheet of metal by a skilled craftsman and requires a lot of time and expertise to produce. Therefore only small quantities of this type of handle can be made. The little holes on the handle ("mushi kui", literally "bug bitemarks"!) are to let out the heat and make the handle cooler to hold.
The interior is coated with natural Japanese lacquer.
The handle is fixed in place and cannot be folded down.
Iron made of iron sand is rigid and hard to process, but it has a dignified beauty. As iron sand is getting harder to obtain , iron sand kettles are becoming less common.
Improper use (such as heating while empty or boiling over a strong flame) can result in serious damage which cannot be repaired. Please follow the enclosed instructions carefully.
Length : Approx. 17.5 cm / 6.8"
Height: 20.4 cm / 8"
Vol. approx. 1.2 liter / 40.5 oz
Handcrafted in Morioka, Japan by Traditional craftsmen at Kunzan
US$1,600.00 (Shipping charges not included)