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.