Iron Vase

Brand: Kamasada
18,000 yen ($114.29 USD)
Out of Stock

Nanbu Tekki Double Lid Arare Vase / Ø 15.5cm x H 15.5cm

The Kamada workshop in Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture has been making Nanbu cast iron ware for three generations. This vase with a double lid features a design by the second-generation craftsman Shotaro Miya, while current production is headed by third-generation craftsman, Nobuho Miya. The body is finished to showcase the cast iron texture, while the interior is enameled to prevent rusting when holding water. The vase has two lids both featuring a traditional arare pattern. The taller lid is suitable when used as a single-flower vase, and the shorter flat lid is designed with a wider opening for small flower arrangements.

Kamasada Casting Workshop
Kamasada has upheld the tradition of Nanbu ironware production in the Nanbu region since the Meji era. While inheriting techniques passed down from the founder through generations, Kamasada also incorporates modern designs, aiming to craft ironware pieces that suit the present age while preserving Japanese traditional culture. The current head of the workshop is third-generation craftsman Nobuho Miya, whose works have gained global recognition through exhibitions at venues like the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In addition to producing Kamasada’s line of hand-made Tetsubin (iron kettles) and ironware utensils, Miya-san also undertakes domestic cultural projects, fusing tradition with innovation through his craft and management of orders for public and temple works, allowing these skills to be passed on.


  • Dimensions: Dia 15.6cm x H 15.5cm
  • Weight: 2171g
  • Material: Iron
  • Product No: KM-00-1
  • Made in Japan