The 'Wazuqu' shop of Kikuchi Hojudo Inc, - a family business for 4 centuries, since 1604, selling ironware pots, teapots and assorted goods, now run by the 15th generation of the family under Noriyasu Kikuchi, in Do-Machi, Yamagata city, Japan, on Wednesday 13th July 2011.
The excellent craft techniques were preserved until today and the exclusive Japanese Wa-zuqu cast iron is of the highest quality and purity.
The enamel is baked at higher temperatures than the products from other regions in Japan and because of refined techniques, the weight of the teapots is also on average 25% lighter than other Japanese cast iron teapots.
By paying special attention to the spout, this is now completely "drip-free".Compared to mass production methods, this production is for 99% free from industrial waste.Each product from the workshop of Kikuchi Hojudo is therefore of the highest quality. This model "MAYU" is one of special editions, which has gold-leafed handle