Iwachu atelier Nambu tekki
At Iwachu atelier, we have a gallery where visitors can enjoy many Nambu ironware items and also a factory where you can see how pig iron items are created.
You can buy pig iron items as well as kitchen utensils, different kind of ornaments and many other products in our shop too.
Our Commitment to Quality
A 400 year history
Nambu ironware was first created in the mid 17th century when a lord of the Nambu clan invited a master artisan from Kyoto to Morioka and asked him to create kettles for the tea ceremony. The lord then made efforts to educate students and train them to become excellent artisans. The region around Morioka had a rich soil which also contributed to the development of Nambu ironware. Nanbu ironware was recognized by the Japanese government as a traditional craft in 1975.
Discover Iwachu atelier
Visitors are welcome in our atelier! You can see how our iron kettles are created and some of our techniques. All our items are handmade and when you see the creation process and our artisans' skills with your own eyes, you will surely feel closer to Nambu ironware.
Our products in the world
We started exporting products to Europe in 1972 and expanded to the whole world in the 1990's. Our iron kettles, teapots and other kitchen items are used all over the world. Popular items are different for each country which is very interesting for us.