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[2015.07.16]
Progress of Developing Iga Natural Red Clay

We have been developing Iga Natural Red Clay teapot in a past few years. We were originally planning to introduce it in July, however, we are facing a technical issue. The surface of teapot becomes moist We have managed to finalize the clay and the refining method according to the ideal taste. After we made …

[2015.04.19]
Iga Natural Red Clay from the Hometown of Ninja

I discovered very interesting clay in Iga, a place known as the hometown of Ninja in Japan. We are preparing to produce teapots using this special clay. Taste of tea differs a lot depending on the clay The clay used for making teapot influences the taste and flavour of tea. It sometimes enhances the depth …

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[2013.10.22]
Tetsubin Handling Procedure

I made this video a few years ago in order to demonstrate how to handle the tetsubin. For those who own tetsubin or planning to purchase one, please watch this video and learn.

[2013.08.29]
The taste of water differs depending on how tetsubin is made

Many people are aware that a tetsubin effects the taste of water by making it smoother. But, do you know that different brands or different manufacturing method affects the taste remarkably too? I’ve carried out the following experiment to verify the effects of the taste between the different manufacturing processes. Kamayaki process that affects the …

[2013.04.22]
Not every clay teapot could get along with Tetsubin/Cast Iron Kettle

Tetsubin produced from different brands are casted from different metal combinations Tetsubin, literally means “iron kettle” in Japanese. However it is not necessary built from 100% of iron. In Japan, every cast iron maker has their own formula to blend the iron with other minerals. As a result, the taste differs significantly from one brand …

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