Satetsu Nanbugata dragon pattern Tetsubin kettle by Kunzan 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 bottom edge of the kettle has a rough finish, designed to make it look as if it is a crumbling away. This is done to enhance the "wabi sabi" (rustic appeal) of the piece.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.
Traditional nambugata shape is a long seller!

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. 21 cm / 8.2"
Height: 25.4 cm / 10"
Vol. approx. 2.0 liter /67 oz

Handcrafted in Morioka, Japan by Traditional craftsmen at Kunzan

US$2,800.00 (Shipping charges not included) SOLD