This designer tetsubin was made by "Kiyosue". Kiyosue was named after Mr. Suekichi Iwashimizu, founder of Iwachu (established in 1902).
A pupil receives the honor of having the "Kiyosue" name when he has earned it by mastering the time honored traditional techniques to make tetsubin.
"Kiyosue" is derived from a combination of the name characters taken from the name "Suekichi Iwashimizu".
Mr. Mizusawa is the second person to receive this honor. The unique and original features of his tetsubin are hobnail impressions and rough sand surfaces on the outside of these tetsubin.
Reddish brown color tetsubin. This one has a copper lid with a knob that spins and makes a tinkling sound when the water boils.
It can be used right on the stove. This tetsubin has a 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.
Dimensions: 6-3/4" in diameter, 4-3/4" from base to top of knob, 9-1/2" from base to top of the handle
Capacity: 60 oz.
This is made by Iwachu in the Iwate region of Japan.
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Round wooden tray with stand available.