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Nagano Arata "Itomedatsumagama", Wazuku Iron Kettles: Boiling Hot Water for Tea

Nagano Arata2016

Kyoto Women's University, Lifestyle Design Laboratory

Kyoto Women's University, Lifestyle Design Laboratory

Japan has had an active and time-honored history of iron casting, which has not been limited to producing kettles for the Way of Tea, but was also used in making a greater variety of items than one could imagine, from swords and cooking pots to hoes and innumerable others items. In the past, the iron used was called wazuku and was composed of “sand iron” or satetsu. This satetsu was quarried from the mountains and refined through smelting by craftsmen known as murage.

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  • Title: Nagano Arata "Itomedatsumagama", Wazuku Iron Kettles: Boiling Hot Water for Tea
  • Creator: Nagano Arata
  • Date Created: 2016
  • Physical Dimensions: 25.8 × 14.9 cm
  • Subject Keywords: Wazuku Iron Kettles, Saitama Prefecture
  • Rights: © Nagano Arata

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