A black cast iron kettle on a white backround. The kettle is round with a flattish top and a lid a bit like the top of an apple. The kettle has a long handle for holding on top.
A reddish-brown cast iron kettle on a white backround. The kettle is round with a flattish top and a lid a bit like the top of an apple. The kettle has a long handle for holding on top.
A brown cast iron kettle on a white backround. The kettle is round with a flattish top and a lid a bit like the top of an apple. The kettle has a long handle for holding on top.
Akai Ringo
Akai Ringo
A reddish-brown cast iron kettle sits on a black induction stove. The kettle is round with a flattish top and a lid a bit like the top of an apple. The kettle has a long handle for holding on top.
A wooden table is decorated with green flowers in a clear glass vase, a plate of scones, a basket of red apples, and in the center, a black cast iron kettle.  The kettle is round with a flat top and a lit a bit like the top of an apple. The kettle has a long handle on top.
A close-up of a reddish-brown cast iron kettle on a white backround. The kettle is round with a flattish top and a lid a bit like the top of an apple. The texture of the cast iron is in focus.

Akai Ringo

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The essence of Nambu Ironware through a minimalist design

Inspired by the simplicity of the shape of an apple, Akai Ringo is a new and minimalist Nambu Ironware developed by Tayama Studio, designed to fit contemporary lifestyles. 

Studio: Tayama Studio
Origin: Morioka, Iwate
Dimensions H22cm x W14cm x base 8cm 
Weight1.3kg
Volume: 1L (enough for 2~3 people)

MaterialsCast iron
TechniqueLacquer Finish



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      Your iron kettle is meant to be used only for boiling water over a direct heat source. Please don’t use it for anything else.

      You can use your kettle over gas or induction stovetops.

      Nambu Iron Kettles are renowned for their durability. Parents pass them onto their children, who pass them onto their grandchildren. Oshinsha will enclose a detailed guide on how to keep your kettle in the best condition to use for a long time.

      The lacquer used for the coating has been applied using a process called yakitsuke and is therefore completely dry. Although we have never seen any cases of skin irritation from this lacquer coating, we would advise people who have had irritation from lacquer in the past to avoid using this product.

      タヤマスタジオ株式会社

      Tayama Studio

      Based in Iwate Prefecture and under the guidance of Kazuyasu Tayama, a nationally designated Contemporary Master Craftsman, Tayama Studio is highly unique in its remarkable effort to make 400-year old Nambu Ironware tradition more sustainable and fit for the contemporary lifestyle. Without compromising craftsmanship, CEO Takahiro Tayama seeks to communicate directly to users via variety of means, also employing younger craftsman.

      南部鐵瓶

      Nambu Ironware

      Authentic Craftsmanship

      Nambu Ironware from Iwate Prefecture is recognized as some of the finest ironware in the world and still as prized today as it was hundreds of years ago. This ironware tradition was developed in the feudal domain of Nambu, encompassing present-day Morioka, home of Tayama Studio. Like champagne from the Champagne region of France, only ironware from the Nambu region can be called Nambu Ironware. These items are made to last for lifetimes and are passed down for generations.

      History

      Nambu Ironware originated in mid-17th century, during the time the Nambu clan built Morioka Castle in Morioka. To form a castle town, the lord invited many casters to produce weapons, items related to Buddhism, bells, and everyday tools. Later on, craftsmen for iron kettles were also invited from Kyoto to produce iron kettles using charcoal and iron sand, both of which were abundant in Iwate Prefecture, marking the beginning of Nambu Ironware.

      Enjoy a richer flavor

      Nambu Ironware is known for enhancing the flavor of water. If you compare two cups of tea or coffee, one brewed with water from a Nambu Ironware kettle, you will notice the one using water from the Nambu Ironware kettle will have a deeper aroma and flavor. It is also thought to have added health benefits from being infused with a small amount of iron.

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