Thursday, November 14, 2019
Kikuchi San from Oitomi

Oitomi teapots and kettles (history, manufacture, use and care).

Are you looking for an authentic Japanese teapot or kettle? Then you may want to consider one made by Oitomi. Oitomi is one of the few companies that make their products in...
Oigen shop

Oigen cast iron (history, how to use, care for your cast-iron).

If you're looking for Japanese cast iron you're likely to come across two different companies one is Iwachu and the other is Oigen. Both companies make traditional teapots, kettles and cookware. In...
Iwachu Castings Works foundry worker

Iwachu cast iron (history, products, teapot use and care).

If you are looking for a Japanese cast iron teapot or kettle you'll come across a company called Iwachu. Whether you are wanting a bright and cheerful teapot or a traditional kettle,...
Teapot or kettle or teapot kettle whats the difference?

Japanese cast iron teapot vs kettle. What’s the difference?

If you enjoy a nice cup of tea, then you may have heard that using old-fashioned cast iron teapots and kettles is one way to make that perfect cuppa. In Japan many...

How to use a cast iron teapot? (step by step guide)

Okay, you have a new cast iron teapot now what? Cast iron teapots are really easy to use but quite often manufactures don't include clear instructions on how to use their teapots....
What is Nanbu Tekki?

Nanbu Tekki or Nambu Tekki? (Learn about Japanese cast iron)

If you like using cast iron teapots or kettles then you might have heard of special ironware from Japan called Nanbu Tekki. It's not as well known outside of Japan but in...

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