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Japan has a rich culture of casting crafts. Yamagata (North of Japan) casting is now recognized as one of the best in Japan. Whereas other type of castings are characterized as hard and masculine, Yamagata casting is appreciated for being ‘Usuniku-birei’’ – thin and beautiful. The production process is extensive and complicated. It requires a lot of knowledge and craftsmanship, and while the appreciation for cast iron products is rising, the number of skilled artisans is decreasing every year.
‘Chushin Kobo’ was established in 1977, with the objective to revitalize the casting industry through smart, modern designs. The youngest generation, Mr. Masuda, is both a craftsman and a designer. His mission is to ‘recreate objects retaining the beauty of traditional Japanese cast iron but stylishly adapted to fit contemporary life-style’. Casting iron pots are known for keeping tea warm for a long time. Furthermore, cast iron products may contribute to your immunity system and naturally enhance your iron intake. Proper care of your teapot will make it last for generations!
Dimensions (1pc): 42x45x10mm
Weight (1pc): 50g
Material: Cast Iron
Morihan (1901) has been harvesting and producing high quality nori for 120 years and knows exactly how to create delicious, crisp, flavorful dried seaweed. Morihan has a unique production method to ensure the best quality for their nori.
Many contemporary producers use a hot air fan, which will quickly spread air and speed up the drying process, but Morihan works according to traditional methods, using an electric heating roaster with 5 different shelves: The nori slowly, and carefully dried and moved down a shelve after careful inspection every half-day. The process takes 2,5 days. As the seaweed is dried very gradually, the original flavor and strong umami remain and come through perfectly in the final nori sheets.