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 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.
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