List of products by manufacturer Roji Nanbu iron studio

Nanbu metalwork production began around the middle of the 17th century. The Nanbu family, ruling in the present northern part of Iwate Prefecture, built Morioka Castle and invited imoji and kamashi artisans from various places like Kyoto to make Buddhist altar articles, armor and kettles for the tea ceremony.

Nanbu metalwork production began around the middle of the 17th century. The Nanbu family, ruling in the present northern part of Iwate Prefecture, built Morioka Castle and invited imoji and kamashi artisans from various places like Kyoto to make Buddhist altar articles, armor and kettles for the tea ceremony.


Roji means “Dew Covered Land” - This is the Japanese term used for the garden one passes through to prepare for the tea ceremony and generally cultivate an air of simplicity. This understanding is reflected in the artistry with which Roji cast iron teapots are created; emphasizing functional beauty and tradition. The Nanbu "tekki" iron kettle was originally designed as a smaller and improved version of the tea kettle in the 18th century.
Since 1975, Nanbu Ironwork has been certified as a Traditional Handicraft of Japan.

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