Cast Iron Tea Pot "Flat Shape" with Pot Plate
The cast iron tea pot is good for keeping hot tea hot and has more than 400-years histories in Japan. The flat shape teapot holds plenty of tea.
The cast iron pot (Tesubin) that has a characteristic of a delicate cast iron skin and has more than 400 years history.
North part of Japan, good resources for iron such as iron sand and iron rock have been produced from old days, and materials such as river sand, clay, urushi tree, charcoal that are needed for producing iron are also available in this area, thus this area has one of the best geographic conditions for iron casting industry in Japan.
In order to produce cast iron pot, there are 68 processes to go through, and it will take at least 15 years to be recognized as a full-fledged craftsman. It also takes 40 years to have his name on the cast iron pot.