Koizumi Nizaemon Tetsubin

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History of Japanese Kettle Artisan "Koizumi Nezaemon"

The history of kettle artisan Koizumi Nezaemon closely aligns with the history of Nanbu Tetsubin.
The first Nezaemon, Gorouhachi, was appointed as a kettle artisan to Lord Jūjirō Sunao in the second year of Manji (1659), marking the beginning of Nanbu Kama when he crafted tea kettles in the castle town of Morioka.

Furthermore, during the Hōreki era (around 1750), the third-generation Nezaemon, Kiyonori, conceived the idea of a convenient water-boiling vessel, giving birth to Nanbu Tetsubin.

During the Edo period, Koizumi Kiyonori served as the EXCLUSIVE kettle artisan for the Nanbu domain, producing all tea kettles and iron teapots. As a result, he came to be known as the "Okama-ya" (Great Kettle Shop 御釜屋) by the people.
This name was adopted as the shop's brand, and to this day, the Koizumi family has inherited the title of Nezaemon, with the current head being the eleventh-generation Koizumi Takahiro.

Thanks to the patronage received, Koizumi Nezaemon kettles have gained high acclaim as "Nezaemon Kama 仁左卫门釜", which continues to utilize traditional techniques while incorporating the latest sensibilities and techniques, striving to create products that enhance your rich and fulfilling life.

Distinctive Features of Nezaemon Kettles

Shaped and textured with the backing of tradition, Nezaemon Kettles exude a unique atmosphere and dignity.
While cherishing the spirit of Wabi, Sabi, and Yūgen, we create works that not only endure prolonged use and appreciation but also resonate with the new sensibilities of each era.
Nezaemon Kettles employ distinctive production methods and finishing processes.
As they are used over time, the taste and color of the water improve.
Additionally, no special preparation is required before use, and they can be used from the first boiling. Water boiled in a Nezaemon Kettle possesses a unique mellowness, enhancing the flavor of beverages and food, and contributing to overall health.