Roji Associates Purple Chrysanthemum Nambu Ironware Cast Iron Teapot
This Nambu ironware teapot is bright purple with a modern chrysanthemum motif design. Purple has long been revered in Japan as a "noble" or "mysterious" color. Chrysanthemums also have the same noble connotation.
In Japanese culture, the chrysanthemum flower has great cultural significance. It is used as a symbol of the Japanese imperial family for centuries, on the cover of Japanese passports, and as a decorative motif in traditional Japanese art, often on tableware and kimonos. Associated with the autumn season, it is admired for its beauty, longevity, and ability to withstand harsh weather conditions.
Nambu ironware is famous for its massive black iron, but Roji Associates' colored teapots have taken the massive texture of Nambu ironware and made it fit in with modern life, focusing on shapes and shades to create modern shades of Nambu ironware.
It has a capacity of 650ml, which is enough for a generous cup of tea. The inside of the teapot is enameled to prevent rusting even after daily casual use.
It comes with the stainless steel strainer on the inside.
The handle can be folded down.
Do not boil water as it is forbidden to use it over an open flame.
The charm of Nambu ironware is that it can be used for decades, sometimes for generations. Please use it in your daily life and enjoy the changes it undergoes over time.
Roji Associates is a young Nambu ironware manufacturer located in Oshu City, Iwate Prefecture. It was founded by artist Hisao Iwashimizu and his brother in 2000, to create and showcase the simplistic beauty of Japanese kettles. The manufacturer's ironware pieces are characterized by its unique designs and vibrant colors. It brings innovation and modern sensibilities to a traditional handicraft.
In 2000, MOMA (the Museum of Modern Art in New York), chose to place Roji Associate's Nambu ironware in its museum shop.
- Quantity: 1
- Dimension: 15.7cm(6.2in)x13.8cm(5.4in)xH10.4cm(4.1in)*excluding handle
- Capacity: 650ml(22oz)
- Weight: 1230g(2.7lb)
- Material: Cast iron
- Origin: Made in Japan - Nambu Ironware
- Brand: Roji Associates
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Roji Associates "Nambu Ironware"
Roji Associates is a young Nambu ironware manufacturer located in Oshu City, Iwate Prefecture. It was founded by artist Hisao Iwashimizu and his brother in 2000, to create and showcase the simplistic beauty of Japanese kettles. The manufacturer's ironware pieces are characterized by its unique designs and vibrant colors. It brings innovation and modern sensibilities to a traditional handicraft.View Roji Associates Collection
ABOUT NAMBU IRONWARE
Nambu ironware, a representative of Japanese ironware, is a cast pure iron craft that has been continued since around the Edo period in the Morioka City area of Iwate Prefecture in the Tohoku region. The name comes from the region where it was made in the old days, known as the Nambu domain.Combining robustness and delicate design, Nambu ironware has more functional advantages than its attractive appearance.View more Nambu Ironware
In Japan, gold, silver, copper, tin, and iron are called "Gokin (five metals)" and have been used as materials for metalworking since ancient times. Each metal has a different luster, workability, strength, thermal conductivity, heat retention, moisture resistance, corrosion resistance, etc., and techniques to utilize these characteristics have developed in various regions.From daily necessities such as pots, kettles, and accessories to works of art that represent the times such as tea ceremony utensils, Japanese swords, and Buddhist bells, a wide variety of metalwork has been produced in each era.View more Metal items