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A tea legacy in iron

The craft house Kikuchi Hojudo, known for its cast iron teapots, has a remarkably long history. It was established in Yamagata, Japan, in 1604 and is currently led by the 15th generation of the same family. Preserving traditional craftsmanship techniques, Kikuchi Hojudo is among the few workshops using Wazuqu, a specific type of iron of the highest quality and purity, traditionally used in Japan for blades, tools and luxury items. The enamel-coated interior of the teapots not only prevents rust but also allows for brewing any type of tea. Initially selected as gifts for Japanese emperors, these elegant yet robust pieces will enchant all tea enthusiasts.