Tea supplies, Kyusu teapot Bunbuku 0.4L - Chobun Hasegawa, Yamagata cast iron, Metalwork
Tea supplies, Kyusu teapot Bunbuku 0.4L - Chobun Hasegawa, Yamagata cast iron, Metalwork
Tea supplies, Kyusu teapot Bunbuku 0.4L - Chobun Hasegawa, Yamagata cast iron, Metalwork

Tea supplies, Kyusu teapot Bunbuku 0.4L - Chobun Hasegawa, Yamagata cast iron, Metalwork

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Kyusu teapot Bunbuku 0.4L - Chobun Hasegawa

Yamagata cast iron, teapot
Work by Chobun Hasegawa
Size: 140×130×H130(mm)
Material: Iron
Condition: New

About this piece
The motif of this piece is the old tale "Bunbuku tea kettle" and the lovely expression of the raccoon dog and the fine arare patterns are delicately expressed. Each teapot is individually colored with lacquer, and the more you use it, the more it becomes shiny and rich in flavor.
The inside is not enameled either, but is finished with lacquer coloring. *A tea strainer is included.

Handling precautions
The teapot is a lacquer colored finish and is not enameled. After use, please rinse lightly with water and dry thoroughly with a cloth before storing.

 

Japanese traditional craft: Yamagata cast iron

The origins of Yamagata cast iron go back to the Heian period (794-1185), when a warlord came to the Yamagata region in a military campaign, and metal casters in his army found that the sand in the Mamigasaki River as well as the soil quality of the surrounding area was ideal for making casting molds. Some of the men settled in the region and became the founders of Yamagata cast iron.

In the late Edo period (1603-1868), the cast iron industry in the area developed greatly when the town was reorganized and a new adjacent town called Do-machi was established as a home for casting artisans. At the time, artisans mainly produced everyday items and Buddhist statues, but many pilgrims visiting Dewa Sanzan (the Three Sacred Mountains of Dewa) bought the items as souvenirs, which led to Yamagata cast iron becoming known all over Japan.

Going into the modern period, large items such as garden lanterns, craft works such as iron kettles, and even machinery components came to be produced, establishing the area as a major center for metal casting. Yamagata cast iron is known for having precise form, a delicate surface, and elegant designs.

Yamagata cast iron was designated as a Traditional Craft of Japan in 1975.

 

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