Bring a little warmth to your kitchen with this modern kettle, skillfully crafted with the traditional Japanese arare (hailstone) pattern. A tetsubin, or cast iron tea kettle, was once a status symbol of emperors and scholars. Today tetsubins are important parts of the Japanese tea ceremony, and tetsubin craftsmen take at least 15 years to master the trade. Forged by hand in the workshops of Iwachu, this small style is perfect for an individual, well-steeped cup of your favorite tea.
A master maker of tetsubin iron teapots since 1902, Iwachu is widely recognized as one of the best cast-iron craftsmen in the world. The artistry of each piece is rooted in its traditional Japanese craftsmanship: led by generations of ironsmiths, their workshop produces beautiful, long-lasting ironware with a human touch.
Materials: Cast Iron
Dimensions: Height: 18 ½” (with handle) Width: 19 ½”
Care: Rinse with warm water.
A well-proportioned pitcher with a brass-like finish and a sweeping handle. These sturdy stoneware pieces are made in the town of Shigaraki, which is known for its rich tradition of ceramic making. Each piece is made from sandy clay that is dredged from the bed of Lake Biwa and is necessary for making these exceptionally strong dishes and vessels.
Materials: Clay and Glaze
Dimensions: Height: 5¼” Diameter: 3"
Care: Do not put in dishwasher. Microwave safe.
The perfect presentation piece for serving appetizers and cheese courses, this cheese board is made of cherry wood for a lightweight, stylish sensibility. Enjoy for dinner parties and small get-togethers.
This collection features a collaboration between Japanese artisans, designers and small manufacturers in the Ishikawa prefecture. It aims to present contemporary housewares using traditional techniques and Japan-found materials like brass and cherry wood. Minimalist design, a focus on details and high quality materials are hallmarks of the movement, with the resulting products reflecting the high level of skill and superior techniques of Japanese artisans today.
The FD Style Measuring Spoon allows you to measure both tea and tablespoons at once with your favorite ingredients. Three round pockets measuring one teaspoon each (fill up the three spaces to make a whole tablespoon.) The stark black color makes grains and liquids stand out for precise measuring, while the non-stick resin coating ensures every last drop and gram falls into your mixture.
About FD Style
The FD Style collection is designed by architect Hagino Mitsunobu, whose minimalist designs pare each tool down to its essential elements. Made from stainless steel coated with a matte fluorocarbon polymer resin, every tool in the collection is ergonomic, easy to clean, and multifunctional. The FD Style collection is produced in the region of Niigata, where metalworking is the regional specialty.
Materials: Stainless Steel, Resin Coating
Dimensions: Width: 1¼” Length: 6½”
Care: Hand-wash only with non-abrasive materials.