Tsurugi Nambu Ironware Cast Iron Trivet

JPY ¥3,000

Only 4 pieces in stock!

This is a cast iron trivet with a Tsurugi (sword) motif, made of Nambu ironware in Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture in the Tohoku region. It is characterized by a row of small protrusions called "Arare," which is a typical pattern of Nambu ironware.

It is said that the "Arare" pattern is an expression of a scene where hail falls.
The hazy landscape looks like a drizzle with smaller grains than rain. This is expressed by the fine dots. The dots are hand-applied to the mold one by one.

This is a must-have item to protect your table from damage, and since it is small, it is recommended to use it together with the teapot.
Of course, you can also use it with your own teapot or ovenware.


  • Quantity: 1
  • Dimension: 10.7cm(4.2in) x H1cm(0.4in)
  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Origin: Made in Japan


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.

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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.

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