A sturdy cast iron teapot that will last a lifetime. This piece from the Japanese foundry Kikuchi Hojudo is made of a special iron, wazuqu (和銑), which is produced from "iron sand"*. The foundry was established in 1604, and is now run by the 15th generation.
The inside of the teapot is enameled to prevent the tea from tasting from iron. Traditional design with a rustic exterior. The teapot holds about 6.5 dl. The opening is 54 mm in diameter. The height (with lid but without handle) is about 8.5 cm.
*) The production is an ancient tradition, but during the turbulent 20th century the tradition was lost for two years. It took 20 years(!) for Tetsushi Nagano (長野垤志, 1900-1977) to recreate the method, which now lives on.