A large, practical and lightweight Japanese copper kettle with an elegant minimalist design that is guaranteed to be a glowing centrepiece in any kitchen. Boil water quickly for tea, coffee or cooking thanks to the excellent thermal conductivity of copper, which is also naturally antimicrobial and develops a gorgeous rustic patina with use.
Product Stovetop kettle
Maker Azmaya x Shinko Metal
Origin Tsubame, Niigata, Japan
Dimensions Ø17.5cm W20cm x H24cm, handle H15cm
Volume 2 litres
Weight 650g
Material Copper, nickel plating
Stove type Electric, gas
Artist's mark Logos at base of handle

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Tetsubin - Cast Iron Kettles

Written in the kanji as "medicine pot" Yakan kettles were historically used to boil traditional Chinese medicinal herbs. It is unclear when they started being used to boil water but records suggest that copper kettles were used for this purpose before the 17th century. Nowadays Yakan are available in a variety of metals including copper, brass, stainless steel and aluminium. Within certain Japanese matcha tea ceremonies, Yakan may be used to refill the Mizusashi (水指): a container used to hold fresh cold water to replenish the Kama kettle and clean the Chasen bamboo whisk.

Azmaya 東屋

Established in 1997, Azmaya is a Japanese homeware brand that collaborates with traditional artisans across the country to create modern, functional tools for everyday life.

This kettle was designed by the legendary art director Kaoru Watanabe (渡邊かをる) and manufactured by Shinkō Metal (新光金属) who have been making copper tableware since 1959 in the city of Tsubame: an area with over a 400 year history of metal craftsmanship.


Hand wash with water and mild washing-up liquid, then towel dry. Do not use abrasive sponges or cleaners. Please boil with the lid on and always fill with water at least to spout level. Use an oven mitt, pot holder or tea towel to grasp the handle after boiling as it will get very hot. The exterior surface is coated in a protective layer of beeswax, which gradually wears off so that the kettle develops a beautiful patina.

This kettle is not induction hob compatible, but may be used together with an adapter plate.

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