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Suzuki Morihisa is the direct descendant of 4 famous families of Nanbu. In 1625, Suzuki family was brought to Iwate as an official caster for Nanbu clan. Suzuki family inherits their craftsmanship until today. It is up to 15th generation. The 13th Suzuki Morihisa was awarded a Human National Treasure of Country: 国定無形文化財.
The 15th generation Suzuki Morihisa caster is a lady by the name of Shiiko Kumagai 熊谷志衣子. She is the first woman caster in Nanbu. Her work was widely recognized in Japan and in 1991, she was awarded Prime Minister Prize on Kushime cast iron kettle at 31st Japan traditional craft exhibition. She would be the nearest Nanbu caster to the next Human National Treasure.
The workshop of Suzuki Morihisa is located in the heart of Morioka city. The location is unchanged since the early day in Edo era. There is ne thing amused with their work shop is that it was very well organized and tidyed up. Although cast iron is the traditional craft, it involves quite heavy handing and usually it looks like factory as car reparting workshop. According to Kumagai, "Only beautiful workshop, produce the best product." They put very intensive cares not only on their product, but also every elements that involves.
Usually casting work is shared with a few artists. The overall work is supervised by the skilled master. The master caster of Suzuki Morihisa is recognized as the best caster in Nanbu. Suzuki Morihisa maintains very high-standard thanks to the colaboration between Kumagai Shiko who comes up with an elaborate design and her skilled caster who maintain consistent quality.
Granding the bottom part of Hinomaru Tetsubin
The workshop is well organized and tidied up
He is the skilled caster, widely recognized as the best caster in Nanbu
Knocking off the bottom part
Many know the name of Suzuki Morihisa and most of them admire the overwhelming beauty of Suzuki Morihisa's kettle. However very few people know that Suzuki Morihisa Kettle has outstanding performance as well. Usually different brand of kettle gives different effect and the differece is very obvious. It is due to the following reasons.
Although most of tetsubins made by various brand reduces aroma of tea, Suzuki Morihisa's kettle, regardless of any grade of their product, maintains aroma, while it increase the after taste of water.
Due to the over popularity in the market, it takes 5-7 years to receive most of the models. In addition, Suzuki Morihisa has stopped receiving the order of Satetsu Tetsubin for the time being.
Please note that the indicated volume is based on the fully loaded volume. The working volume is usually 50-60% of the indicated volume. The maxium level of water is up to the spout.
1. Hinomaru Gata Tetsubin 0.8, 1.0L and1.3L
2. Kushime Tetsubin Small 櫛目丸形鉄瓶 1.0 Liter
Prime Minister Prize Product
3. Arare Santama-Gata Tetsubin 1.3 Liter
4. Kikko Arare HiraHojyu-Gata Tetsubin 1.1Liter
5. Arare Maru-Gata Tetsubin 0.8Liter
6. Arare HiraHojyu-Gata Tetsubin 1.1Liter
7. Arare Tama-Gata Tetsubin 1.5Liter
8. Arare Yuzu-Gata Tetsubin Small Size 1.0Liter
9. Arare Yuzu Gata Big Size 1.3Liter
10. Nanbu Gata Koma Mon 1.8Liter
11. Arare Tsutsu Gata 1.3-1.6Liter
12. Tubaki Mon Natsume Gata 1.8Liter
13. Santama Gata Matsuba Mon 1.3 Liter
14. Temari Mon Maru Gata Tetsubin 1.3Liter
15. Doan Gata Mizore Arare 1.5 Liter
The color appear differently depending on the seasonal factor.
17. Suehiro Gata Arare Small: 0.8 Liter, Big: 1.3 Liters
18. Nanbu Gata Sakura Mon 1.8Liter
19. Santama Gata Arare Mon 1.3L
20. Yuzu Gata Matsuba Mon 1.3Liter
21. Kajitsu Gata 1.3Liter
22. Kushime Mon Maru Gata 1.3Liter
23. Temari Mon Maru Gata Tetsubin 1.3Liter
28. Santama Gata Oni Arare 1.3L
30. Fuji gata 1.4L
31. Yonhou gata 1.0L
32. Mozuya Gata Arare 1.6L
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Only if customer prefer other option of payment, we suggest "Bank Transfer".
Various choice of shipping method
EMS, SAL, Small Packet, Small Packet (SAL) Yamato Express and Surface
For shipping tea, we usually suggest small air parcel, the estimated shipping cost of tea in 100g (with wrapping material ) is
USA JPY 600, EU JPY600 and Asia JPY470
Small Packet (SAL)
USA JPY380, EU JPY380 and Asia JPY320
The shipping fee to oversea by small air parcel happens to be even cheaper than domestic shipping fee in Japan.
For your information, some countries, EU in particular imposes custom duty. We need buyer to bare the duty. We are sorry, but we cannot change the amount on the invoice, and we do not mark any packages as gifts. We will strictly follow the custom regulation.