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Kikuchi Hojudo
Cast iron teapot


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The cast iron teapot is manufactured in Yamagata, Japan, and crafted by the 15th generation of the Kiheiji Kikuchi foundry. Established in 1604, the craft houses tea kettles were chosen as gifts for the Japanese Emperors for decades. Today, it is the choice of exquisite five-star hotels and tea lovers worldwide.


The 550 ml black teapot comes with a filter basket that is large enough to provide balanced infusion, even if the teapot is not filled to capacity. 

Height 1800 mm, diameter of the opening 750 mm.

The Japanese teapot is made from Wazuqu, a specific type of iron traditionally used in Japan for blades, tools and luxury items. The family business has preserved the excellent craft techniques to this day and is one of the few studios using Wazuqu iron, which is of the highest quality and purity. The enamelled inside prevents rusting while allowing for any type of tea to be brewed.

Before your first use, make sure to thoroughly clean your teapot using a mild soap, and wash the inside with hot water and a soft sponge. While the teapot is still warm, dry the inside, wipe the outside with a dry cloth and then leave it air dry completely.

After using, simply rinse it with hot water. Let each piece air dry separately to prevent rusting, and reassemble the pot only when all the pieces are completely dry. When using, never heat the teapot directly over an open flame or stove. Never use it to boil or warm up water, never put it in the microwave and do not cool it suddenly while it is still hot.

Make sure not to use any detergent to clean your teapot. Always remove any tea or water remaining and dry it well after each use. Avoid contact with salt or oil.

The inside of the teapot is enamelled, so be sure to choose kitchen utensils that do not scratch. A patina will gradually develop on the inside; this is normal and even beneficial for the flavour.

Every object is meticulously packaged to ensure its safe delivery. In the rare event of any damage occurring during shipping, please contact us within a week of delivery. As our objects are crafted in small batches and often made to order by our artisans, we regretfully do not accept any returns.