Traditional Handmade Yamagata Tetsubin
According to tradition, iron casters from Kyoto followed the army of Minamoto Yoriyoshi in his campaign against the Abe family in the North during the Early Nine Years War (1050-1059).
Iron casters found suitable river sand from the riverside of Mamigasaki for mold manufacture, and a number of iron casters settled in the Yamagata area.
Tetsubins made in Yamagata are known for thin walls and beautiful smooth outside wall surfaces.
This tetsubin has a black brush finish, and can be used right on the stove. This tetsubin has a black coating on the inside and a fixed, non-moveable handle.
This is a kettle type tetsubin so it does not come with a stainless steel infuser basket.
Capacity: 68 oz. (2 liters)
Made by Chobundo in Yamagata, Japan
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Round wooden tray with stand available.