[Region] Iwate Prefecture (Morioka City, Oshu City)
[Summary] It is said that the beginning of the Edo period was when the Nambu feudal lord invited a caster from Kyoto to make a tea kettle. It is made by casting, in which molten iron is poured into a mold and shaped. Molds are categorized into raw molds for mass production and baked molds made by hand using traditional techniques. The iron kettle production process is divided into more than 80 steps. Hand-painted with genuine lacquer for finishing, and apply Ohaguro. The 13th generation Morihisa Suzuki was certified as a Living National Treasure (selective conservation technique). Patterns such as hailstones, threads, and cherry blossom gates Teapot-shaped iron kettles with colorfully colored exteriors and enamel-finished interiors are attracting attention both at home and abroad.