4/17/2007

Water Kettle tetsubin

  
  








late spring -
the old kettle
still shines





PHOTO : betsukai village 別海町

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The final edition of Daruma Magazine (issue 70) features a special about Iron Kettles.
source : Daruma Magazine

. . . . . some vocabulary

Ashiyagama 芦屋釜 from Ashiya, Fukuoka

entsuuji 圓通寺 temple Entsuji
entsuushiki tetsubin 圓通式鉄瓶

hazuki tetsubin 羽付鉄瓶 with a flange
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Iwachuu tetsubin 岩鋳鉄瓶 Iwachu, from Nambu, made in mass production
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kabutogata tetsubin 兜形鉄瓶 iron kettle like a helmet
かぶと形 / 兜形の鉄瓶
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kaebuta 替え蓋 / 替蓋 spare copper lid
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Kibundoo tetsubin 亀文堂鉄瓶 iron kettles from Kibun-Do, pupil of Ryubun-Do
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Kinjuoo tetsubin 金寿堂 鉄瓶 from Kinju-Do
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koshikiguchi こしき口 / 甑口 drum-like mouth
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kurikuchi, kuriguchi 刳口 sloping neck


Koodaiji 高台寺 temple Kodai-Ji type kettle, 桐・菊 with pattern of paulownia and chrysanthemum

. Koodaiji 高台寺 Kodai-Ji . Kyoto



Ryuubundoo tetsubin 龍文堂 鉄瓶 iron kettles from the shop
Ryubun-Do
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shinnarigama 真形釜 basic type kettle
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shiriharigata tetsubin 尻張形鉄瓶 "bulging hip" shaped kettle
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taikogata tetsubin 太鼓形鉄瓶 drum-shaped iron kettle

tedorigama 手取り釜 / 手取釜 kettle with a handle and sprout
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Tenmyoogama (天明釜・天命釜・天猫(メウ)釜) Tenmyo kettle
from Tochigi
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tomobuta 共蓋 accompanying lid
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ubaguchi 姥口 turned-in mouth "like an old woman"
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. Yamagata imono 山形鋳物 ironware, cast iron, metal art .

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Click HERE to see more kettles from Nanbu (Nambu), Japan 南部鉄瓶


Inspired by this program from NHK
NHK : Bi no Tsubo , in Japanese
鉄瓶 Tetsubin : Iron Kettles



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Iron Water Kettles
Cast-iron kettle
Nanbu iron kettle

It is said that water boiled in iron teapots called Tetsubin 鉄瓶 is the best for making green tea, which explains the popularity of Tetsubin in Japan. Water boiled in poor-quality iron teapots tastes of iron and thus spoils the taste of green tea.
© Japanese Ironware


Bunbuku Tea Kettle
Short history of the Japanese Tea Kettle !


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Elegance in Iron
The Art of the Japanese Tetsubin


Morikami Museum
Exhibition September 29 - December 6, 2009



In 18th century Kyoto, literary men with an interest in Chinese learning rebelled against the formalized manner of the Japanese tea ceremony and took up the Chinese habit of drinking steeped tea. By century's end, this act of defiance had led to the development of the tetsubin, the Japanese cast-iron tea kettle.
This exhibition draws from the outstanding collection of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kramer and features more than 90 tetsubin from the 19th and early 20th centuries, when the affluence of the urban merchant class, which had begun to enjoy steeped tea as well, supported the cost of producing tetsubin with raised decoration and inlays of precious metals.
Elegance in Iron showcases the variety in shape and surface decoration of Kyoto tetsubin while also featuring kettles of northern Japan's Nambu region, where a folk tradition, little affected by Kyoto culture, fostered a dynamic aesthetic in iron tea kettles that complemented the region's robust lifestyle.
source : morikami.org



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water kettle, tea kettle (chagama 茶釜)
topic for haiku



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kigo for the New Year

hatsugama 初釜 "first use of the kettle"
. . . . . kama hajime 釜始(かまはじめ)

. Tea Ceremony Saijiki
茶道の歳時記



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before daybreak
as the old kettle whistles
which tea would it be


Willie Bongcaron, Manila



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May 2011

The government called for increased cooperation to extend the market for traditional crafts, such as "Kokeshi" wooden dolls in Miyagi Prefecture and ironware in Iwate Prefecture.


. Japan after the Earthquake March 11, 2011


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From production to processing, Japan has developed a unique culture around metal.
The sharpness and beauty of Japanese swords are forged by pushing the material to its limits. Metal is also essential to cookware, including pots, pans and kettles. Our guest this time is Nobuho Miya, a caster who is designing a new kind of traditional Nambu ironware. Together, we'll discover the many facets of metal, and explore the metal designs which figure in everyday life in Japan.
source : NHKworld 2015


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. Kyuusu 急須 Kyusu teapot .


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9 comments:

Gabi Greve said...

Maha sweet GABI!!

love, kala
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Aaa, Maha thanks !
GABI
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Gabi Greve said...

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Spring mist --
boiling tea water
copper kettle gleams

hortensia anderson
25.5.1999

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Thanks for your gleaming kettle, Hortensia san!
GABI

Gabi Greve said...

.
wistful daydreams
tea drinking
with island friends


paula, Florida Keys

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Florida Keys, an Island ... indeed!
Thanks, Paula san !
GABI
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Anonymous said...

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てふてふのふはりととんだ茶釜哉

choochoo no fuwari to tonda chagama kana

the butterfly's
soft landing...
in the tea kettle!

Issa
Tr. David Lanoue / http://cat.xula.edu/issa/

Gabi Greve said...

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bottoms up
the kettles drying
on the snow


nabe no shiri hoshite oku nari yuki no ue

.鍋の尻ほしておく也雪の上

by Issa, 1817


Tr. David Lanoue / http://cat.xula.edu/issa/

Anonymous said...

.
coolness--
with one cracked pot
my life alone


suzushisa ya kakegama hitotsu hitori-zumi

.涼しさや欠釜一ッひとりずみ

by Issa, 1793


Tr. David Lanoue / http://cat.xula.edu/issa/

Ella Wagemakers said...

I have a fondness for kettles and teapots, Gabi. Don't know why, although I suppose it must be the coziness they radiate, even when they're empty.

tea kettle ...
a sandalwood stick
for company

For me, a topic hard to separate from the kigo of tea.

Ella Wagemakers

anonymous said...

at his station
waiting for the midnight
kettle

haiku crossroada

facebook said...

iron kettle
my head has
a few dings

George O Hawkins

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