鉄瓶 Tetsubin - Iron Kettle

鉄瓶 Tetsubin - Iron Kettle

茶筅売り 鋳鉄製の湯沸かし。南部鉄瓶は、茶道の造詣の深かった南部藩主が南部から産出される良質の鉄を利用して制作した茶釜が起源。寛延年間に最初の鉄瓶が制作されると、その質の高さから「お鉄は南部」といわれるほど、国中にその名を広めた。

A cast iron made for boiling water. Nanbu kettles originated from the tea kettles made fromthe high quality iron of the Nanbu area, by a Nanbu daimyo who was deeply knowledgeable about the tea ceremony. After the first Tetsubin kettles were made around the beginning of the 1750's their use spread over a wide area. The name Nanbu has become synonymous with high quality Tetsubin kettles.

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