At a traditional craft fair in Tokyo last year, we were fortunate to find the work of Hata Shunsai III, a third-generation Kama-shi. His family hails from the metalworking city of Takaoka, renowned for its lasting contributions to the craft. We were spellbound by the modernity of Hata-san's tetsubin, and the perfect blend of Wabi Sabi's rusticity in the iron's textures and the precise geometric lines. Appearing weightless, these kettles can still accommodate up to a liter of water! Their wrought iron handles are slim yet remain cool, and a well-crafted spout pours a steady stream of boiled water with precision. The burnished copper lid, with a satin smoothness, is the perfect finishing touch, enhancing the overall appearance of the Hakkaku Testubin, with its lantern-like shape reminiscent of a Japanese garden.
*It is recommended to use the smallest burner when placing on the stove, keeping the flame on medium/low, and avoid having the flame climb up the sides and leaving marks on the kettle. Perfectly suited for induction stoves!
Hata Shunsai III
Made in Takaoka, Japan
Hand-signed wooden paulownia box with stamped cotton wrapping cloth