Hanasashi Tombo - Dragonfly Vase
Hanasashi Tombo - Dragonfly Vase
Hanasashi Tombo - Dragonfly Vase
Hanasashi Tombo - Dragonfly Vase
Hanasashi Tombo - Dragonfly Vase
Hanasashi Tombo - Dragonfly Vase

Hanasashi Tombo - Dragonfly Vase

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A contemporary vase with the timeless quality of authentic Nambu Ironware 

This dragonfly vase made of world class Nambu Ironware beautifully complements any full or minimalist flower arrangement. Handcrafted by acclaimed ironware craftsman, Kazuyasu Tayama.

Studio: Tayama Iron Kettle Studio

Origin: Morioka, Iwate Prefecture

Dimensions: 10.5h x 10.5diam cmm

Weight: 610g

Materials: Cast Iron

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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.


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.


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.


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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