Iron Tea Pots of Japan

Nambu Tetsu (teapot)

This miniature Nambu Tetsu (tea pot) is made with the same method of sand casting in iron. Nambu (Currently Iwate Prefecture) during the Edo period. Today’s Nanbu Tetsu tea pots have enamel lined with wire mesh for straining tea leaves.

… originally posted in bentoOTAKU, May 2, 2005

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