Nambu Ironware

Iron Kettle Hakeme

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A Japanese traditional craft (Iwate). The Iron Kettle Hakeme is one of the best items of ITCHU-DO! Nambu Ironware (Kitchenware,Hobbies・Other,Daily necessities) is the tradition of Japan.

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USD 154.54

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The outer surface of the iron kettles are finished with a baked coating of natural lacquer.

Baking the inner surface with charcoal at roughly 900℃ is a traditional technique that prevents rust by forming an oxide film of magnetite on the surface.

This is effective in supplying iron as the boiled water contains ample amounts of divalent iron, which is easily absorbed by your body.

Item Details

Item NameIron Kettle Hakeme
Artifact NameNambu Ironware
Place of ProductionIwate, Japan
UseKitchenware,Hobbies (Collection/Other)
Delivery Term10 days
ColorCast Iron
Material Alloy (cast iron) *Outer: Urethane coating
DesignBrush mark
*acquer baking finish
*Used for boiling water only
*IH200V compatible


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Please note that the actual item's size, color, and pattern may differ from the reference images online because each item is hand-made.


USD 154.54
Consumption tax /
VAT included & Free shipping

Handling precautions

・Be careful of burns as the iron kettle is extremely hot during and just after use.
・Use and store out of the reach of children.
・Be careful as the kettle may fall if stored in an elevated location.
・If the kettle will not be used for a long period of time, be sure to wipe off all moisture and store it in a dry location.
・Washing with cleanser and sponges may remove the rust-preventing oxide film.
・Only fill to the 8th gradation line. Do not use when full.
・Do not use flames so high that they protrude from beneath the kettle as it is dangerous.
・Adjust the strength of the flames during use as hot water may spurt out of the spout when boiling.
・Be careful as rapidly cooling the kettle may result in to formation of cracks.
・Do not use in microwaves.
・Do not use in dish washing or drying machines.

Instruction Before and After Use

After rinsing out the interior of the iron kettle, fill it with water to the 8th gradation line and boil for roughly 15 minutes.
At first, the hot water will be cloudy due to the iron content, so repeat the process 3 times or so until the boiled water is colorless.
Perform the same process if the kettle has not been used for a long period of time.
After use, dispose of any remaining hot water.

The difference between teapots and iron kettles

●Iron kettles may be exposed to direct flame.
*The iron content that dissolves from iron kettles is considered healthy.
*The iron kettles are durable and long-lasting, and they develop more and more character the longer they are used.

●Teapots are treated with enamel on their inner surface.
*Please be aware that the teapots do not exude iron content as they have an enamel finish.