Cast Iron Teapot Sometsuke Cherry Flower
A collaboration of two traditional Japanese crafts.
Nanbu Cast Iron Teapot x Kyoto/Kiyomizu Ware Porcelain Lid
It is said that the history of Nanbu cast iron started in the middle of the 17th century. The Lord of Nanbu clan was a man dedicated to the traditional tea ceremony ritual and wanted to produce his own cast iron cauldrons in Nanbu because the local area contained all of the necessary raw materials: iron sand, river sand the enamel from natural woods, clay and charcoal. All that he lacked was the knowledge of cast iron production, so the Nanbu Lord invited skilled masters in this craft from Kyoto, the ancient capital in Japan, to learn from them how to produce items ranging from tea wares to temple bells.
Kyoto/Kiyomizu ware traces its origins to the 5th century and has evolved over the many intervening centuries. It was born in the area around Kiyomizu-dera Temple, which sits nestled in the Higashiyama hills on the eastern side of Kyoto. Kyoto/Kiyomizu wares are both general terms for pottery made in Kyoto.
Size: Ø14 x H12 cm