Suzuki Morihisa Studio is a 16th-generation Nanbu Tekki traditional iron cast family in Morioka, Japan, and was designated in 1974 as an intangible cultural treasure. Suzuki Morihisa Studio is most famous for creating iron cast Kama and Tetsubin, which are integral to making tea by softening the taste of water. Each piece is hand-made from a sand casted mold into which the design and texture are pressed. The process of making kettles begins and ends with the mold. Using tools and stamps that were created by the previous generations, their artistic impression lives on. After the mold has been completely formed and designed, iron ore is melted, poured into the mold, and left to cool and harden for several days before finally breaking the sand mold to free the kettle from its womb and used only once! Due to the high demand for Morihisa tetsubin, many pieces take anywhere from 2-3 years to complete and we currently have the largest ready-to-order selection in the world. Each piece has been commissioned several years ago and finally arrived in NYC waiting for a tea-loving home.