Nambu TekkiNambu Cast Ironwork
The beginning of 17th century, it does by opening that southern part feudal clan which ruled area around current Morioka-shi, Iwate invited teakettle craftsman to Morioka from Kyoto.
We called many founders, teakettle craftsman together in southern feudal clan from each place and let you make weapon and teakettle, daily necessities afterwards. It came to be used by opening widely by simplicity that famous Nanbu iron kettle was the 18th century and made teakettle small size and improved.
On the other hand, production of casting of daily necessities was prosperous, and, in area equal to current Oshu-shi, Iwate that was under the control of Date feudal clan, technology exchanges of both production centers advanced after the Meiji era and came to call casting made in Morioka and land of both Oshu in the 30, Showa generation with Nambu Tekki collectively.
Present-day Morioka is at the center of an area which was controlled by the Nambu clan at the beginning of the 17th century. It was then that craftsmen practiced in the art of making chagama or pots used to heat water for the tea ceremony were invited to Morioka from Kyoto. Many more casters were subsequently engaged by the clan and the production of weapons, chagama , and other pots began in earnest.
The now famous Nambu Tekki teakettles were the result of refining and scaling down the larger chagama, a process which happened in the 18th century, and they became widely used because of their lightness. Cast-iron kettles were also being made in the adjoining area of Mizusawa, which in the past was governed by the Date clan. During the Meiji era (1868-1912) there was an exchange of ideas and techniques between the two areas, leading to the cast-iron work from this larger area being called Nambu Tekki from the 1950s.
The durability and rich yet unassuming character of Nambu Tekki is well known and the distinctive raised spot patterns on the teakettles and chagama somehow speak of the warmth and spirit of their makers.
|Industrial art object name
|Classification of industrial art object
||Teakettle, iron kettle (tetsubin), vase
|Main production area
||Iwate / Morioka-shi, Oshu-shi
|The designation date
||February 17, 1975
■local production associations
Association of South Iwate ironware cooperative association society
Tsunagi, Morioka-shi, Iwate character dado joint field 64-102
Morioka handicraft in the village
■Associated exhibit space, facility
"We are strong, and oblong chest" this is image of Nambu Tekki "simple and sturdy". In addition, various patterns and pattern of "hail" (hail) which grain that formed a line beautifully draws drawn in tea ceremony pot and iron kettle let subtleties and warmth of heart of people making feel.
“Spartan design” and “durable and long-lasting” are the key images of Nambu Tekki ironwares. The intricate designs and “hail” pattern of stubs on the tea kettles and iron kettles allow one to feel the inner-workings and warmth of the hearts of the great many people that devoted themselves to making each kettle.
How to make
We hit pattern push, skin with method of grilled model, drying type even today, and Nambu Tekki is made with casting with iron as material after processes such as lacquer finish. Above all, it is technique peculiar to Nambu Tekki putting iron kettle in the charcoal fire of approximately 900 degrees Celsius for around 30 minutes that "is metallic taste stopping" (but we cry) to prevent rust (rust) of ironware.
Nambu Tekki ironwares are a cast iron product, and even today follow the same steps of production: molding, drying, pressing the decorations, hammering the surface for finishing, and applying lacquer. A key characteristic of Nambu Tekki ironware is its method of preventing rust even on the inside of the kettle by heating the kettle to 900℃ in a charcoal fire for 30 minutes.