"Chushin kobo" is a creation workshop offering the beauty of traditional cast iron transmitted to Japan due to Masuda's design adapted to today's lifestyle.
Traditional craftsmanship is not inherently conservative, but in our time it is a very innovative combination of hard and soft for a universal design.
Chushin Kobo offers a wide range of items such as:
1. functional kitchen utensils.
2. Interior decorative pieces in rusty steel.
3. Recycled aluminum table clothing and decorative interior clothing.
4. Decorative interior items and table clothes in colored cast iron.
5. cast iron used in interior and exterior architecture a work.
Itchudo® is a new Japanese artisanal brand born in 2009 in the prefecture of Iwate, heir to 400 years of craftsmanship and protected know-how.
Itchu-do cast iron products are based on ease of use, aesthetics and simplicity of design. the Itchu-do workshop mixes tradition and modernity without going too much into sophistication and the superfluous. The brand continues to design stylish objects for everyday use.
Founded in 1902 and based in the city of Morioka, Iwachu is the first and most famous producer of cast iron teapots and kitchenware in Japan. Using high quality metal, skilled and experienced craftsmen perform precision gestures to produce a wide range of the highest quality cast iron items. This internationally renowned company combines ancestral know-how with advanced technologies in order to offer its customers products combining design, simplicity of use and ease of maintenance.
Founded in 1910, Kotodo Takahashi Corporation has been producing hand-made tea canisters for 108 years. Our multipurpose canisters feature an airtight cap with an additional interior lid, ensuring a seamless and smooth seal. Each canister is handmade by skilled craftsmen using lead-free, food grade tin steel.
Kotodo tea canisters are the ideal kitchen storage solution to protect your teas and dried foods from light, air, and humidity.
Traditional Japanese gastronomy has diversified over the last turbulent centuries. Many types of tea are popular these days; Oolong tea, black tea, herbal tea and many others. The world of tea has also been very diverse and upset. Despite this, we have regularly produced the same high quality tea in Ohkuraen for almost 100 years.
OHKURAEN has been developing a "level of excellence" for 15 years or more.
In addition to sensitive tests carried out by qualified persons, we inspect the components of the tea by analyzing the device and according to the data, define the level of tea, "Grade Tea", according to strict quality standards. We have a very high reputation from inside and outside of Japan for its stable quality.
According to our motto, "Customers love the authentic brand at all times, Ohkuraen has produced and delivered the best of the best quality products to customers with traditional technology and production method."
ＯＨＫＵＲＡＥＮⓇ is the registered trademark for foreign countries.
The company Oiharu, located in the city of Oshu, offers a wide range of cast iron teapots in various shapes and decorations, always made with the skill and refinement that characterize the art "Nambu Tekki".
Appearing more than 900 years ago, the traditional “Nambu Tekki” cast iron boomed during the Edo period, in the Nambu area (also called Morioka).
This part of Japan is nowadays called Iwate prefecture and belongs to the Tohoku region (northeast of the island of Honshu)
In the 17th century, the production of cast iron objects in the region expanded due to an increasing need for tea utensils.
Indeed, it was during this period that the consumption of tea, previously reserved for the wealthiest classes, spread throughout Japanese society and became a common drink.
Having become a local specialty, the art "Nambu Tekki" has acquired great renown thanks to its teapots, of timeless beauty.
Nowadays, the production of cast iron teapots testifies to the sustainability of Japanese know-how, which has managed to maintain its traditions by adapting to modern life.
While retaining the clean lines and the subtle decorations that characterize it, this craft continues to renew itself by offering nuances of contemporary colors and objects that are easy to use in everyday life.
The Oitomi foundry, founded in 1848, can be proud to have received the imperial recognition award in 1970, rewarding the excellence of a skill dating back seven generations.
The fifth generation Tomino Susumu managed to sell iron kettles (our original) for export to the United States in the 1950s. It was the first step in exporting.
In 1950, he planned several original designs of steak dishes and exhibited them at international fairs in New York and San Francisco and gained a good reputation. At the time, it was a fairly luxurious product.
Hoshodo was renamed Kantaro Oikawa, and later became Tomiyuki Oikawa, who was called Oi Tomi, and who is now the seventh generation.
The sketches of the iron kettle and teapot built by the fifth generation Tomiyuki Susumu since the 1950s are still used as treasures of our company.
In October 1970, we had a visit to our factory from the Imperial Highness the Crown Princess of the time.
Our biggest feature is that we are proud of our total production (design / molding / casting / polishing / painting / delivery).
The Yamagata foundries would have been born around 960 years ago. Kikuchi Hojudo started in 1604 with the advent of Kihei Osamu, the first generation of the family, as the founder of Yamagata Castle, Yoshiaki Mogami. The know-how of the first to ninth generations Kihei Osamu, the tenth to twelve generations Unosuke, the thirteenth to fourteenth generations Masamasa Kumaharu, are now passed on to the fifteenth generation. He has received numerous awards, including the Grand Prize at the 1926 Universal Expo, the Japan Traditional Crafts Exhibition, the highest award twice, and the Japan Arts Foundation Award. In addition, the technology for producing Japanese iron pots made from iron and sandy iron since ancient times has been reconstructed with a parent, the Nagano family (now the second generation Nagano Hashi), and the technology has been maintained. steadily today. The modern brand "WAZUQU" of tradition and creativity has won support and praise in Europe and the United States.