modern Japanese casting from Chushin Kobo
Japanese cast iron teapots and more from Yamagata casting
What do you imagine as Japanese teapot? Most people recall the Japanese cast iron teapot. Here, let us introduce the products of famous casting atelier Chushin Kobo.
Chushin kobo is a casting atelier in Yamagata prefecture in Japan.
Inherited skill of traditional Yamagata casting meets usable and modern design by a designer Hisanori Masuda.
Yamagata cast iron teapots have gain great popularity all over the world.
We would like to introduce the charm of Japanese cast iron teapots with pictures.
Yamagata cast iron teapot have been popular in Paris!
You may know that Japanese traditional crafts have been paid attention.
Now in Tokyo, new shopping mall sell modern tableware of miscellaneous goods with traditional skill.
But, do you know that the popularity has broadened to countries of Asia or Europe?
In France, especially in Paris, high-class hotels and tea salons uses Japanese cast iron teapot from Yamagata casting.
In fact, tea culture takes root in France. At tea time of French people, macarons, a piece of tart, and Japanese traditional cast iron teapot are on the table. Now, Japanese cast iron teapot have gained good reputation form cultured people or creators.
The reason of its popularities is the special texture of cast iron and polished design reminds Zen. Both features are not in the teapots made in Europe. In addition to the outlook, Japanese cast iron teapot has high thermal conductivity. Mesdames love tea and chatting. High thermal conductivity is an essential function for pleasant teatime.
Japanese aesthetic sense and technology have won the praise.
Richer life with Yamagata casting
That is why we would like to introduce the Yamagata casting. We prepare Japanese cast iron teapot, cups and saucers from Chushin kobo.
In addition, we recommend other tableware like chopstick rests.
Please learn the inherited traditional skill and modern design.
4 charm points of Chushin kobo
Japanese cast iron teapot make tea delicious
The Japanese cast iron teapot (Kyusu) is the representative work of Chushin Kobo. Tea lovers should have one cast iron teapot someday. Beautiful cast surface and solid presence.
The Japanese cast iron teapots have secrets to make tea delicious.
A fusion of design and function
Yamagata casting are daily use items. Even the design is good, hard to use items have no meaning. However, you always see daily use items. Stylish and modern design is important for the items you use every day.
The products of Japanese Chushin Kobo have both good design and usability. The traditional craftsmen make sure of the essence of material and products to produce cast iron.
The reason of this is that the designer and creator Hisanori Masuda state the concept as follows: “Design is a fusion of good quality and function.”
For example, Japanese cast iron teapots of Chushin Kobo have high thermal conductivity, hard to drip tea from the spout, and polished form. This is the fusion of design and function.
The texture of casting “Usuniku-birei”
You can feel the feature of Yamagata casting “Usuniku-birei” through the products of Chushin kobo. This cast iron teapot has the thinness of the casting and the beauty of the cast surface.
In addition, the solid presence of casting is the feature of Yamagata casting.
This unique texture of casting has fascinated people around the world.
Great variety of lineup of Japanese cast iron teapot
Chushin Kobo offers various products for meeting customers’ needs.
For example, Japanese cast iron teapot have three designs. Each design has two sizes.
Select your favorite cast iron teapots!
Have a slow tea time with Japanese cast iron teapot from Yamagata casting
Keep the warm of tea by cast iron teapot
You would like to enjoy warm tea for a long time.
Japanese cast iron teapots have toughness and high thermal conductivity.
The cast iron teapots from Chushin Kobo keep the warm of tea, and extract the taste and aroma of tea leaves. You can enjoy chatting with your friends without caring about time.
The spout of Japanese cast iron teapot is hard to drip and easy to pour tea
You can use the casting after detailed finishing done on cast iron. Craftsmen polish the spout of Japanese cast iron teapots countless times.
Detailed finished spout is hard to drip tea.
In addition, the inside of the pot is enameled. Therefore, the cast iron teapots are hard to be rusted and easy to care.
Dignified and solid presence of Japanese cast iron teapot
Handmade and sold design of Japanese cast iron teapots gives the dignified atmosphere by its presence. You can enjoy the time for preparing tea.
Make modern table with chopstick rest of Chushin Kobo
The unique texture of cast iron
Chopstick rests are daily use, and long use items.
Chopstick rests are not only for Japanese chopsticks, but also other cutleries.
You may have seen the chopstick rests made of glass or ceramics. How about cast iron chopstick rests? Glass or ceramics chopstick rests can be chipped. For long use, cast iron chopstick rests from Chushin Kobo are perfect.
Easy to care the cast iron chopstick rests
Japanese cast iron chopstick rests of Chushin Kobo are coated by “Hon-Urushi-Yakitsuke-Tosou.” The process is baking and lacquer iron repeatedly to lacquer the iron products. The coating make Japanese cast iron chopstick rests glossy and strong against being rusted.
You can wash the Japanese cast iron chopstick rests with soft sponge and ph.-balanced detergent.
Simple design chopstick rests fit various table coordinate
You cannot decide the best chopstick rests for you. For daily use, simple design chopstick rests are the best.
Simple design fits various kinds of table.
If you do not have any chopstick rests, start with this Japanese cast iron chopstick rests.
Awards and media coverage of Chushin Kobo
Record of Awards
Tie-up with TV program
Cast iron teapot / Hiratsubo S
Cast iron teapot / Marutama S
Cast iron teapot / Marutama L
Cast iron teapot / Hiratsubo L
Cast iron teapot / Maruzutsu S
Cast iron teapot / Maruzutsu L
Casting saucer / Square
Casting saucer / Rectangle
Chopstick Rest set / Kaku
Chopstick Rest set / Maru
Chopstick Rest set / Ume
Chopstick Rest set / Sakura
Chopstick Rest set / Sho-Chiku-Bai
[Set] Cast iron Teapot & Tea Canister Karmi KAMA Black
[Set] Teapot Marutama S ×1 / Tea Canister Karmi KAMA ×2 (Black & Plain)
[Set] Japanese tea shop set at home
Modern Tea shop's Tea set