Iron Kettle - Hanetsuki Arare

Brand: Kamasada
125,000 yen ($792.65 USD)

Nobuho Miya’s Hanetsuki Arare tetsubin (Iron kettle) is cast from a single use mould, a time consuming practice that is reserved for only high end tetsubin and ensures the finished kettle has a richly detailed surface. The kettle is lightweight, making for easy everyday use. Reducing the weight of the kettle entails producing a thinner kettle, which means a greater risk of failure in the production process. The kettle has an exquisitely thin handle, hand hammered for a subtlely textured finish by an artisan specialising in the production of handles.

The exterior of the kettle is finished with Urushi (Japanese lacquer) to prevent rusting while the interior has a thin oxide film that results from the casting process. The film enacts with minerals in the water when water is boiled softening the water for a more pleasant taste and better cup of tea.

Kamasada Casting Workshop
A third generation master craftsman of nambu tetsu, or traditional Japanese cast iron, Nobuho Miya produces hand-made Tetsubin (Iron Kettles) and ironware utensils at the Kamasada Casting Workshop, founded by one his ancestors in the Meiji era. It is said that it takes at least 15 years to become a decent ironware maker, and 40 years to become a master craftsman. Miya-san is that rare craftsman who has not only mastered the techniques of his chosen craft but also possesses a keen sensibility for contemporary design.


  • Dimensions: Dia 17cm x H 20.5cm
  • Volume: 1.3L
  • Weight: 1570g
  • Material: Iron
  • Heat Source: Gas / IH
  • Product No: T-60
  • Made in Japan