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    A handmade Japanese iron kettle can cost over $300. For centuries, artisans have made kettles by pouring molten iron into molds and hammering them out once they’ve cooled. These kettles often have beautiful designs but they’re only used for boiling water. You can buy a mass produced stovetop kettle for $20, so what makes these kettles unique? And why are they so expensive?

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picoides1

One thing I've noticed about these Japanese artisans (craftsmen, chefs, artists, etc.) is that when they talk about their experience, they speak of their decades of work and knowledge as if it were almost insignificant, like they are still beginners. Miya-san included, he says in the beginning that he's been making kettles for "only" fifty years. It's the kind of humility you only see with people who have master-level expertise. Those are the guys who know they're never going to come close to knowing everything, so they don't try to pretend to., versus the newbies who learn one or two tricks of the trade and act like they know it all.

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rain clover
rain clover

@Some Body no its not,you can find the most intelligent population in Asia, specially east asian so its not a surprise that they can do things that are greater than other race.

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Ravindran Sundaram
Ravindran Sundaram

@AliceLycoris In India we too have excellent craftsmen who churn out tea kettles that are far cheaper than the 300$. Yet they too last a couple of generations. I still think paying 300$is still a fad. Japanese products are often hyped up .

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jazzoff
jazzoff

very well said 👍

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a_random_person
a_random_person

He was joking

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AliceLycoris
AliceLycoris

@Ravindran Sundaram : Not true. The kettles are as much of an art and as aesthetic as a functional product. And while $300 may seem expensive, this expense is meant to be paid once. Meaning a quality tea kettle will last more than one or two or more life times. This unlike most products today that you will need to buy several of over a single lifetime and end up spending that $300 anyway. People also want new, so heirlooms, even in perfect working order, are increasingly junked. This isn't a trait of any craftsman to create something lasting. The depth of tea culture must also be considered. And for the "best" tea, a quality kettle and pot are nearly priceless. This does not mean tea can not be drunk nor appreciated from a common bucket nor is having a fine kettle and pot superior, they are just experiences in their own right. The BEST tea is the tea one can drink.

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Harshvardhan Sharma
Harshvardhan Sharma

japanese craftmanship and their dedication to their craft is unmatched!! great job insider, for bringing these to us.

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Jannes
Jannes

@Sayid Rayhan yes. a swarm of spam bots.

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Sayid Rayhan
Sayid Rayhan

What is this reply? This is a whole ads right here

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Dr.ervin Galen
Dr.ervin Galen

I heard she always have a way of linking someone investment into something new and profitable?

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Mo Phat
Mo Phat

Purely amazing. It’s so fascinating to see that the Japanese are not merely doing it for the money. They are actually pursuing perfection in everything they do.

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A Clark
A Clark

I think there are craftmen, and that is the aspect of Japanese society that western media picks up on, but believe me there are plenty of cowboys/scammers working in Japan also.

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Mr. Ducky
Mr. Ducky

@John Ye Yeah I can't say I'm in entire agreement with their general attitude to things like this and foreigners, no matter how warranted it might have been in their past experience. :l I respect the principles, but I'm not always a fan of their attitude.

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John Ye
John Ye

@Mr. Ducky I was formally introduced into a Japanese restaurant by a half Japanese, other than getting the best experience, I feel that their hosts could do a better job by being a substituted friend for the occasion instead of just rolling their eyes

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Mr. Ducky
Mr. Ducky

I think I was reading that a lot of Japanese restaurants do this now too with the phrase "ichigen-sama okotowari" which means they refuse first-time customers unless another regular brings them, which on the one hand if you want to look at it in the most negative way possible it's snobbish gatekeeping, but it also reflects crafts like this were they're trying to preserve a certain style of cuisine or tradition (and they're sick of people, a lot of the time foreigners, making bookings and then showing up late or flaking) and they don't need, to put it crudely, big American burgerdollar, because their regulars more than pay for what they do, it's more about the principles.

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SWG_bbOP
SWG_bbOP

@John Ye xenophobic as well, only in recent years have they began to move towards mainly living in modernized large cities.

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Tk_Mitternacht
Tk_Mitternacht

I appreciate how they want their kettles to be top notch and be used for a lifetime, not solely for making money, it's a sculpture, a work of art

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Rocket Creations
Rocket Creations

I love how Japanese artisans take their craft so seriously and how certain districts are known for a specific product. There is a real love and respect for not only the product, but more importantly the process. You can often tell that the masters are genuinely concerned that no one will learn from them and that the craft will die out with the modernization of the world. It might seem cliché, but what the world really needs is to slow down a little and take the time to appreciate how important these works art actually are.

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Dine On Corpses
Dine On Corpses

I found the sand floor's history to be more interesting than the kettle itself. Because, unlike the kettle that is sold and probably never seen again, that sand has been touched by generations of their family. It's closer to their lifeblood than the iron melted down to make the kettle pots.

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Henare Brown
Henare Brown

Fail

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3-D Squelton
3-D Squelton

Personally, i dont want an impractical iron kettle that makes the water taste weird. Give me a handful of magic sand any day.

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Elliot Carpenter
Elliot Carpenter

Thanks for the interesting tip.

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notoriouszig
notoriouszig

For what it’s worth, I enjoyed your comment, internet stranger; it gave me a little something extra to think about. Pay no mind to the Philistines trolling you. Your comment added value to the discussion; theirs, not so much.

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Uvuvwevwe Kamehameha
Uvuvwevwe Kamehameha

Exit light Enter night Take my hand We're off to never-never land (Metallica have entered the comment section)

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Arkaye Ch.
Arkaye Ch.

I love the part where he explains they make modern tools and items too. He's not just a craftsman or manufacturer, they're also inventors and designers. The many other kettle iterations being showcased and the stacks of papers in his office really shows that hidden layer of effort and hours poured into producing something new.

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tstuff
tstuff

When I was in in Japan a few years ago I went into a shop that had shelves full of different styles of these kettles. SO many of they were amazing. I wanted to get a couple to bring back to NY with me but I stood there and couldn't decide which ones I wanted. Of course I had narrowed it down to under $1000 each but there were still a lot. I ended up back in the hotel unable to decide. A few days later I returned home and still regret not getting them.

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tstuff
tstuff

They really are works of art.

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Ivory
Ivory

The kettles look lovely and it's touching to see the amount of work and passion that goes into them. No wonder ancient Japanese used to believe each objected had a "soul" in them, the creator is basically pouring a little of their soul and love into their craft...!

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L L
L L

So heart-warming to watch. I love products made in Japan cos of the passion, patience and dedication put in by the artisans. Simple, functional yet elegant.

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Arkaid D
Arkaid D

These are made in my hometown. They are absolutely gorgeous in person and there is a giant one weighing over 300 Kgs, placed in Morioka Station. If you ever come to Japan, please visit!

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Narkahtiks
Narkahtiks

no

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Random Guy
Random Guy

I've looked at photos of Morioka and man does it look nice

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SonoftheProphet
SonoftheProphet

IM COMING BRO!

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kelvin colaco
kelvin colaco

Arkaid D you live in great country

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Arkaid D
Arkaid D

@ITS THIS EASY I don't think I can post URLs here, but look online for Nambu Iron Kettles. Make sure they're from Iwate!

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Mrs Blue Sky
Mrs Blue Sky

I love the quality and pride they bring to those iron kettles. And I value the kitchen items I’ve inherited from my mom and all were made 50 or more years ago , still going strong. All quality.

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Odin Maximus
Odin Maximus

When he talked about people being happy when they used his kettle, I understand him. I am a craftsman and when I finish my work, how I feel about what I’ve done depends a lot on whether the people I am working for are happy, satisfied with what they have.

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liouy cnny
liouy cnny

I’ve always appreciate things be it crafts, artifacts or household appliances made in Japan. The quality is unsurpassable as compared to those made elsewhere.

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blacksesamecandies
blacksesamecandies

What I love about anytime they are interviewing Japanese people about their jobs or hobbies or some kind of cultural historic thing, they are always so through and excited to share it.

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Financial Shinanigan
Financial Shinanigan

Japanese artisans: took me 5 years to learn how to fan the coals properly

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J R
J R

@Lark Mancer For Real !!!!!!!! I’m 41 and I barely learned how to not wet the whole bathroom floor after a shower lmao 😂

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James Gowan
James Gowan

It takes at least a month to choose the price…. $2,000 or $3,000!

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Crow Foot
Crow Foot

Clearly you guys here do not know workmanship and dedication.

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János Pető
János Pető

@Lance Hobbs 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣👍

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Lance Hobbs
Lance Hobbs

1 year was to contemplate the kettles shadow upon a sakura blossom....

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NOCTUS
NOCTUS

One of the reasons I love Japan is because of the hard-working craftsmen and women carrying on the traditional ways that have been passed on for several generations. It shows a deep respect and humbleness for the craft.

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Day By Day
Day By Day

This is one of my most prized possessions. My father left it to me when he passed. It’s amazing. So tiny, but so heavy. It’s perfect.

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Jose Angel Films ©
Jose Angel Films ©

Love this story, this is why I always say to people that "Quality over Quantity" always Wins!! This is a perfect example, anyone can replicate or copy your creation or style as an artist but when your work is original & authentic and you're the creator there's only one person that creates the Legendary Kettle in the world and that's Nobuho Miya from Kamasada and that's priceless!! As an artist it's important that you create your own style because that's what will separate you from the rest!!!

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Ye Pirate's Workshop
Ye Pirate's Workshop

This was a beautiful story and excellent video for me. A tea kettle of $300 to $400 to $2,000 may seem expensive, but the purchaser -- actually a patron of the arts -- is getting a one-of-a-kind, usable piece of art along the same lines as a Stradivarius violin. This man is a master-craftsman and an artist and, if the patron is wise, it adds something special to "tea-time" -- something that has already been generations in the making of it before it even got to you -- and something special that can be passed down through the generations of your own family. Among the many 'artsy' things I do, is wrought-iron. One of the things I make is a very unique and effective fly-swatter. I call it the "Die Bastard!" and that's what it makes flies do. I might make 100 of them one year, I might only make 25 or I might make 500. I hold the patent, so I make as many as I want and that's the number that is available to the world for that year. I make them to last at least 100 years, and I'm pretty sure that with just minimal care, they'll easily last 500 years or more. I'm not trying to sell fly-swatters here. I'm trying to make a point and get people to understand that the most precious things are those things made by someone's hands -- especially those things made by the hands of an artist-craftsman who was a master of his or her own trade many, many years ago. The guy who uses one of my doo-hickeys 300 years from now in his flying saucer is gonna' be holding it by the same handle that was shaped in my hands centuries ago. I'm not a big 'tea-drinker' (beer an' rum's me favorites) but I'm thinkin' of buyin' a $400 tea-pot just for the experience of enjoying the use of it and passing it down in my family. (I know. I shouldn't be so damned cheap.)

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Perfume- Tengoku
Perfume- Tengoku

It's interesting to know that those are used only to boil water and not to brew tea, that would be brewed in a separate teapot, while the "knock-offs" are enameled to use as a tea pot while retaining the Japanese-esque visual aspect of the kettle.

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Kimberly Tross
Kimberly Tross

@tiger plush x My $25 knock-off came with a strainer basket for brewing the tea right in the kettle.

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Mr Ghost
Mr Ghost

@TheMrMused ech cringe. the self serving pleasure you feel when talking about shit like this is why you buy shit like this. its absolutely a similar effect to people whaling on video games, its not always about showing off. people call them fools too, and they dont care either, why because it feels good and they get to feel better than the plebs around them. a handmade blade and a factory produced one are both capable of holding edges and balancing well lmao. one just has to know where and how to look.

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Johnbro8
Johnbro8

Beautiful work, beautiful design, fantastic artisan skills

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Trusted Mortgages
Trusted Mortgages

“Good quality brings happiness as you use it” I just love this quote. It is simply why these types of products still exist.

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Isabella Smith
Isabella Smith

I’d really like to see a video on the wooden hair brushes made by the Japanese brand Chidoriya, they’re handcrafted brushes made completely of a specific type of wood and every brush takes years to make, 3 years just to dry out the wood before the brush is even made. They have a brush that is more like a comb with two rows of bristles that sells for around $86, their full sized brush with four rows of bristles that sells for around $125, and then a middle with with three rows of bristles that sells for around $94.

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Krakaras
Krakaras

"I know that it is efficient to divide the work, but it would blur the responsibility and the work becomes uninteresting" That hit deep.

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Jen Klen
Jen Klen

I love it when Insider highlights not only traditional products/techniques, but also highlights generational businesses. This gives them the possibility of growing more into the future! ☺️

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ColonelSandersLite
ColonelSandersLite

@Whu Dhat Why are you heckling all of the spam bots? You know they'll never read your posts.

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Whu Dhat
Whu Dhat

@Cole Swindell you dey craze

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Whu Dhat
Whu Dhat

@Neil Mc Loughlin Anuofia Efulefu Onye nzuzu.

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Whu Dhat
Whu Dhat

@suvka Martin you dey craze

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Whu Dhat
Whu Dhat

@Neil Mc Loughlin ohu ezi ikpu

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Vault713
Vault713

How interesting! I love seeing the pride the Japanese take in their history and traditions. They make some of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. One of these kettles would be such a treasure to own.

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•ꨄ Angela White ꨄ•
•ꨄ Angela White ꨄ•

I love it when Insider highlights not only traditional products/techniques, but also highlights generational businesses. This gives them the possibility of growing more into the future! ☺️

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vbddfy euuyt
vbddfy euuyt

This kind of item is meant to be used for a long time, and if it's being maintained well, this can be a heirloom for the generations to come.

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Mattyjay88
Mattyjay88

The Japanese culture is truly astounding to me. They put so much respect, and dedication, to the perfection of their craft!

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Valfader
Valfader

They bring up a very important point in regards to not only work ethic, but being proud of the work you produce as well. I firmly believe they are correct in claiming that any work that is uninteresting results in an uninteresting product as well. The Japanese artisans really have a way of attaining mastery in every aspect of their profession and I respect that.

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CitizenKate
CitizenKate

@Ben P. That may be true. Or possibly, there is a place for both.

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gg.youlube a tube
gg.youlube a tube

@Ben P. Or perhaps, Japanese has predisposition for fanaticism in general. e.i. anything they do, they do they do to the extreme dedication.

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Ben P.
Ben P.

japan is also one of the biggest players in the development of mass production and the disposable life we now have grown to love. Interesting how they have both extremes. Possibly one drives the other psychologically.

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Gingnose
Gingnose

I rather buy things from proud craftsman than mass manufacturing

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Superb Media Content Creator
Superb Media Content Creator

Another wonderful video on craft, tradition and consumerism. I enjoy these videos immensely and makes me appreciate many of the Japanese kitchenware I have inherited.

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GA MF
GA MF

It’s insane how traditional Japanese businesses survived and are still making masterpiece of craftmanship

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El Cunto
El Cunto

I would love to go and see these artists make these beautiful works of art ! True craftsmen at there finest !

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shani yan
shani yan

I appreciate how they want their kettles to be top notch and be used for a lifetime, not solely for making money, it's a sculpture, a work of art

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Shakib
Shakib

I love these Japanese artisans how they love their work and put their heart in making their products. They do not rush, they just want to serve people with their dedication. Sushi, grilled eel, knives, chalks and so many other things they produce that are unparallel in quality

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Insomniul
Insomniul

There are artisans who make stuff for very rich people all over the world...

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Danial Ghofrani
Danial Ghofrani

you forgot lacquer

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Putin Believes in Climate Change
Putin Believes in Climate Change

@lynth These kettles have probably only been for the rich. Now the poor can own something similar at a fraction of the price. What a travesty.

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T D
T D

@lynth So true... sad to think how little the world cares about human respect and thoughtfulness some times... This man deserves our respect

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Callum W
Callum W

Branching out and making other iron cookware with the same level of skill and quality, that also matches the kettle aesthetic is a very smart move. Likely someone with the money to get a 1k kettle probably would be interested in matching cookware. And it allows the practice to continue!

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Snoopy Brown
Snoopy Brown

I’ve always appreciate things be it crafts, artifacts or household appliances made in Japan. The quality is unsurpassable as compared to those made elsewhere. 💪💪💪

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Ngatangmi rungsung
Ngatangmi rungsung

I love how Japanese keep up with culture and custom even at this age. They have some of the finest handmade craft men's keeping their traditions and customs alive in the process. They are awesome in this aspect.

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G C
G C

just astoundingly fantastic, thank goodness there are still people left on the planet who know how to make something with traditional methods and quality

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Tilltheend
Tilltheend

Many years ago we had a Japanese exchange student stay at out home. Take in mind he was almost 70 years old. He was retired and wanted to learn English. From the 2 months he stayed at our home. He told me of the story about iron a tea pot that he had received from his great grandfather. Hand made well over 100 years ago. He said that it still made the best tasting tea. Yes it may cost 500$ today. But what a story that will be when your great grandchildren 100 years from now will be drinking out of the same tea pot. Quality exceeds quantity. Thanks for the video.

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alphaxfang
alphaxfang

@Jonathan O'Hagan if the mass produced using the same material with same thickness then it will last as long as the hand craft one... it might not look as pretty but it is the same thing... not electric kettle just a normal mass produced iron kettle...

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Apopisso
Apopisso

Wouldn’t have learnt much English from you, please check your comments before posting.

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Rocket Small
Rocket Small

metal leech in da water. truly iron kattles isnt healthy. glass better.

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Mango891
Mango891

What was most interesting for me about your comment is that the Japanese exchange student was nearly 70. I'm 79 and would love to host someone like that just to listen to the stories that they could tell.

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nice rides
nice rides

@Adaephonable If you're talking about a hand made kettle that can be handed down to the next generation then some inefficiency is a minor point. It's a unique piece created by someone passionate about the work.

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Old Blue Witch
Old Blue Witch

They are so beautiful. It is obvious each one is made with deep care. The craftsman respects the piece as if it deserves his effort not just for the customer but for the pot, itself. The piece comes alive in his hands.

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Enpanada eater
Enpanada eater

I wonder how many generations these pots last, hopefully artistry like this last until I’m ready to start buying. I appreciate things like this tremendously

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cariñito 🧇🌼
cariñito 🧇🌼

Well seeing it is made of iron, I imagine a very long time as long as it is kept properly. I mean, we still have well preserved relics made from iron dating thousands of years. And also cooking utensils like cast iron skillets which last many decades. So this probably could last as long as you care for it

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•ꨄ Angela White ꨄ•
•ꨄ Angela White ꨄ•

I love how the Japanese don't forgo the appreciation of culture and tradition in their daily lives. Even when striving for progress. It's like an ongoing balance of innovation and preservation

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Robert
Robert

I so admire the Japanese craftsmen. They're so dedicated and loyal to their craft.

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NiX aKi
NiX aKi

I love how Japanese people value hard work and craftsmanship.

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notoriouszig
notoriouszig

There are people the world over who value hard work and craftsmanship as well…

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ayylmao
ayylmao

all people value hard work and craftmanship

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r0bz0rly
r0bz0rly

people all around the world do. look at the brilliant artisan accomplishments throughout europe. the incredible architecture, the metallurgy skills, woodworking, everything. japanese stuff just gets romanticised when in reality they aren't any more special than artisans anywhere else in the world.

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Beck Ling
Beck Ling

I love their Toyota.

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marthale7
marthale7

Very interesting to see how they make the moulds, the pour was interesting as well as how they got rid of the excess metal.

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Lord Winter
Lord Winter

I love this man's attitude and life philosophy. People could learn a lot from his sense of pride in his work.

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Chilli Dog 123
Chilli Dog 123

I absolutely love how passionate they are, you can see it in their eyes and their smiles. It's so sweet!

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ntblood
ntblood

Love and Respect to these people. I have one of these larger, hand-made Japanese kettles from my time in the Navy in Japan. Pretty cool heirloom. What a great video! Wabi-Sabi, to "appreciating imperfection and practicing mindfulness." :D Yatta!

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Amaionnaise
Amaionnaise

these craftspeople are absolutely amazing! Their art is truly stunning! They are amazingly talented!

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Tes Tos
Tes Tos

Awesome stuff, I have a small version of the kettle, use it mostly for tea, came with 2 tea cups as a set, had it for over 40 years and still looks and works as the very same day I got it. Just awesomemness.

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Isaiah C
Isaiah C

Pick up your cross and follow Jesus! The world is quickly headed for destruction, and sooner or later you will have to sit at the judgement seat and give an account for your actions. Belief in messiah alone is not enough to grant you salvation - Matthew 7:21-23, John 3:3, John 3:36 (ESV is the best translation for John 3:36). Call on the name of Jesus and pray for Him to intervene in your life! - Revelation 3:20. Contemplate how the Roman Empire fulfilled the role of the beast from the sea in Revelation 13. Revelation 17 confirms that it is in fact Rome. From this we can conclude that A) Jesus is the Son of God and can predict the future or make it happen, B) The world leaders/nations/governments etc have been conspiring together for the last 3000+ years going back to Babylon and before, C) History as we know it is fake. You don't really need to speculate once you start a relationship with God tho. Can't get a response from God? Fasting can help increase your perception and prayer can help initiate events. God will ignore you if your prayer does not align with His purpose (James 4:3) or if you are approaching Him when "unclean" (Isaiah 1:15, Isaiah 59:2, Micah 3:4). Stop eating food sacrificed to idols (McDonald's, Wendy's etc) stop glorifying yourself on social media or making other images of yourself (Second Commandment), stop gossiping about other people, stop watching obscene content etc and you should get a response. Have a blessed day!

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R K
R K

Doesn't it rust? Especially on the inside?

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Steven Ford
Steven Ford

The part about the sand returning to the workshop floor was oddly emotional. Such a beautiful craft.

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Shawn Tailor
Shawn Tailor

I love the respect for tradition and quality of old school Japan.

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The Mountain Man
The Mountain Man

Got to respect Japanese people's dedication towards thier work ethics. Always felt honoured watching thier work.

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Simeng Fu
Simeng Fu

I admire how they dedicated themselves to their craftsmanship, dot to dot, line to line. They create art that don’t just hanging on the wall. However, their is always a bit sadness with this. You work hard on it, you sell it expensive; the buyer value your work so they recon it is expensive; since it is expensive, it is meant to be for less buyers, which in turn generates less profit. To solve this, you either make it more expensive to make more profit per product, which hurts business even more; or you lower the price to create more selling volume, which you hurt yourself, and art.

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Linda Carlson
Linda Carlson

Fascinating. Oh to have such a work of art. It would be interesting to see a program on how Japanese embroidery needles are made by hand.

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Bozz Skaggs
Bozz Skaggs

He designs beauty in an ordinary vessel. Many tools for woodworking and other crafts made in the Victorian age are works of art. It is a joy to pick up a plane that isn't plain to smooth a  board or sit down to a pedal powered scroll saw that looks like steampunk done right.

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Shane Cormier
Shane Cormier

Some of the best products I have purchased in my life are Japanese handmade items. Items like these Japanese Iron Kettles can be duplicated, but never replaced.

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GelVil
GelVil

Wow! This is amazing! And the words said about sand on the end of the video is like a parting piece of wisdom only craftsmen deeply understood. Magnificient!

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Валентин Костюк
Валентин Костюк

This is beautiful! I admire Japanese approach to work and products.

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Tom Serotonin
Tom Serotonin

Awesome! and it’s nice having someone help with the pour. 🙂Great video thank you

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Relzi
Relzi

Every time I see these videos about Japanese artisanship and sticking to culture/tradition, it makes me really motivated to work hard and do things I love with this same passion! Bless these men they are amazing

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Isaiah C
Isaiah C

Pick up your cross and follow Jesus! The world is quickly headed for destruction, and sooner or later you will have to sit at the judgement seat and give an account for your actions. Belief in messiah alone is not enough to grant you salvation - Matthew 7:21-23, John 3:3, John 3:36 (ESV is the best translation for John 3:36). Call on the name of Jesus and pray for Him to intervene in your life! - Revelation 3:20. Contemplate how the Roman Empire fulfilled the role of the beast from the sea in Revelation 13. Revelation 17 confirms that it is in fact Rome. From this we can conclude that A) Jesus is the Son of God and can predict the future or make it happen, B) The world leaders/nations/governments etc have been conspiring together for the last 3000+ years going back to Babylon and before, C) History as we know it is fake. You don't really need to speculate once you start a relationship with God tho. Can't get a response from God? Fasting can help increase your perception and prayer can help initiate events. God will ignore you if your prayer does not align with His purpose (James 4:3) or if you are approaching Him when "unclean" (Isaiah 1:15, Isaiah 59:2, Micah 3:4). Stop eating food sacrificed to idols (McDonald's, Wendy's etc) stop glorifying yourself on social media or making other images of yourself (Second Commandment), stop gossiping about other people, stop watching obscene content etc and you should get a response. Have a blessed day!

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Casual Bier
Casual Bier

@bladerj LMAO

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bladerj
bladerj

and yet here you are on the internet havent done none of that.

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Woxineau Crows
Woxineau Crows

This reminds me of my 2 years in an iron foundry making wood stove doors and other items ordered to be made out of different metals. I loved this job and learned a lot about iron, steel,copper, brass, and cast iron too. What a cool video and a very interesting way to still make items with old way hands. TY~

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N
N

These kettles are a work of art. ❤

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Greg Brunner
Greg Brunner

Incredible dedication and true art of beauty and style. Each product carries a bit of his heart and soul with artistic pride and quality. Absolutely beautiful

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Link S
Link S

5:33 An oxidized layer is rust. The type they are forming by heating is a stable form of it that does not spread and eat away at the rest of the metal though. The oil layer they bake on later is what actually does most of the preserving.

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Michael Garcia
Michael Garcia

I love how the Japanese don't forgo the appreciation of culture and tradition in their daily lives. Even when striving for progress. It's like an ongoing balance of innovation and preservation

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köö koo
köö koo

@TheOneWhoSeenDeath Sadly modernization is doing it's job everywhere and one thing it is effectively doing is destroying cultures across the world. I was talking about it not too long ago with few Japanese friends i got while i was there and they were saying that the rate of cultural destruction might be even quicker in Japan than it is in Europe.

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TheOneWhoSeenDeath
TheOneWhoSeenDeath

@köö koo when tradition die in asia the country and identity will also die. So NO. tradition not dying only western world tradition is dying. Thats why there Huge cultural difference in morala and values.

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köö koo
köö koo

You're getting little too rosy picture about Japan like this, visit the country and you'll see it's just like everywhere else in the world. Tradition is dying there just like it is dying everywhere else.

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Asrashas
Asrashas

​@Y E E T O_ W O M B A T _"by admitting foreign presence is part of the causation factor of young, disenfranchise Europeans."_ Sorry, no. I've stated in the first comment, and stressed in the second, that it is an _effect_ of another cause. Cause and effect are linked but absolutely not the same. And a further difference you seem to not see is: What you capitulate to doesn't have to be the same thing that forces/encourages the capitulation. We have three Parties A, B and C. A capitulates *to* B. But not because of B itself, but rather because of C. Now, B and C _can_ be the same, but they don't universally have to. And so far only A (we) and B ("foreign hordes") were mentioned. Further a C was implied ("we were made to"; by who?), but not further detailled. Could be B, could be something else. You assumed he meant it's B. And maybe you are right in assuming that, maybe he thinks that. But it's not written there. If you don't understand these points, I am not willing to put any more time into this. You don't have to agree, but you should at least understand, otherwise you are discussing with points the other party is not making and based on assumptions you make about the other party. Have a nice day and weekend.

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may
may

It makes my heart warm.. to see such passionate work🥰

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Cassandra Kammes
Cassandra Kammes

I want one simply because I respect how much work he puts into it. They turn out beautiful.

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Year2022 🇺🇦
Year2022 🇺🇦

Japan never fails to impress. On their culture, values, tradition etc... I ❤️ Japan 🤗

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MrRussiandan1
MrRussiandan1

Considering your username then statement about japan clearly shows you dont know much these days , go ahead refresh yourself on japans culture today

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zack worrell
zack worrell

As a full time knife maker I respect this lifestyle beyond words.

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Carrie
Carrie

I bought one for both my mom and sister - neither one of them even thanked me. Cost me a fortune but I don’t think they understood how they are hand made. I love mine - it’s one of my kitchen treasures; tea stays hot for a long time.

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Jon Pierson
Jon Pierson

@PRETTY GIRL you misspelled petty.

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PRETTY GIRL
PRETTY GIRL

It's just a kettle after all 💩 you spent days for a work which can be done in 10 minutes doesn't mean any one need to pay more. It's like doing work in 1980s IBM computer and asking people for more money for the hardwork they're going through 😂 bul!sh!t 💩

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jiminy crikit
jiminy crikit

@Carrie Cheers 😉

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Carrie
Carrie

@jiminy crikit thanks - good to know - I may just do that right now. 🙃

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jiminy crikit
jiminy crikit

@Carrie save yourself the struggle -- I live with very hard water and just pour a couple cups of vinegar in my kettle and let soak overnight (or half an hour if you're impatient) the deposits just melt away, no scrubbing required. Rinse and use!

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Iesous Christos NiKA
Iesous Christos NiKA

I was a regular pan user in my daily life, one day I won a hgh quality cast iron set at work and decided to give it a try. Boy.. the flavor profile is completely different, it has what the chinese call "Wok Wei" or spirit of the pan, which regular pans don't provide.

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nomad90125
nomad90125

I would feel very honoured to have one of these kettles in my kitchen full of world craftsmanship & quality. ❤️

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Duane Ross
Duane Ross

I love that Japanese are so talented and build such beautiful things. You can tell they put there heart and soul into what they do. Have a cup of tea before they cut there enemy in 1/2. Very nice presentation!!

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Kurt- OhioSerb1
Kurt- OhioSerb1

I love the mastercraftsmen of Japan in their disciplines. Done correctly, done well. Perfection cannot be rushed.

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PRETTY GIRL
PRETTY GIRL

It's just a kettle after all 💩 you spent days for a work which can be done in 10 minutes doesn't mean any one need to pay more. It's like doing work in 1980s IBM computer and asking people for more money for the hardwork they're going through 😂 bul!sh!t 💩

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Regdu Geht
Regdu Geht

This kind of item is meant to be used for a long time, and if it's being maintained well, this can be a heirloom for the generations to come.

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Coronastern
Coronastern

My grandma used to have a cattle made of iron ... outside was enamel, inside always raw. I never thought about it, but when the old one was done she specificly asked for one with that property. The once made in europe aren't as nice looking as these ones but now I understand why People love them so much. I might buy one for myself :D

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Morris Dugan
Morris Dugan

"Cattle"? I think you must mean "kettle."

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Moch Ardiansah
Moch Ardiansah

It has something unbeatable by a cheap mass produced kettle, that only compelling on the outside but soulless inside. Love to see how the craftsmen's passions, skills, and souls poured into that mould. May this tradition stands on for a thousand of years.

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Insomniul
Insomniul

There are also more expensive and more quality mass produced kettles that are as good or better than kettles with "soul inside"... Stop thinking in simplified extremes, it's childish.

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Moch Ardiansah
Moch Ardiansah

@Shock Treatment you know that I don't mean it to be literally. It's not uncommon in Asian culture upon wishing on something to flourish/survive in a long period of time.

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Shock Treatment
Shock Treatment

I doubt it will last that long. 1,000 years is already around 38 generations, and over 1,000 is even more than that. I think at some point the kids will lose interest or find their own path. Especially if it becomes non-profitable, they won't be able to continue it apart from it being a hobby that they can do during their free time.

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Crypto Tycoon
Crypto Tycoon

I’m blessed to own 2 actual hand made Japanese kettles myself.

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أسامة
أسامة

Hi . From where u pick it up plz?

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Crypto Tycoon
Crypto Tycoon

@Marcus Hendriksen yes, but it depends on the person. I use mine for water, and have a separate steeper. Other people have a stepper inside of there’s.

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Marcus Hendriksen
Marcus Hendriksen

@Crypto Tycoon aren't they supposed to only be for boiling water?

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Crypto Tycoon
Crypto Tycoon

@Marcus Hendriksen 1. One to never use, have for decoration and pass down through my family. 2. Make excellent tea 🫖

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Marcus Hendriksen
Marcus Hendriksen

Why do you need 2? 😔

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CryptoTheOnly
CryptoTheOnly

I’ve definitely bought a knock off before I watched this , and I left it on the burner and the enamel burnt inside and ruined it. I want a real Japanese kettle like the ones in this video ! Very cool 👍

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Squ1nnt
Squ1nnt

I'd love to see thermal imaging footage of that lacquering process.

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jtnasafi
jtnasafi

Integrity, passion and patience invested to produce those quality kettles. Example of Japanese workmanship. No wonder Japanese products are loved and trusted everywhere in the world.

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Persnikitty
Persnikitty

6:50 is my view on cheese making. Have only been doing this since 11/21 (semi-hard and hard cheeses), but find it interesting, and there's so very much to learn still.

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Keevan Sixx
Keevan Sixx

i own two, a blue chinese reproduction with the enameled insides for brewing tea in the pot, and my beloved japanese "flawed seconds" pot i was fortunate enough to find at a thrift store many years ago with the bare metal insides. the dimpling on one small tiny side spot of the pot is ground down almost smooth (probably from a tiny flaw in the mold at the time of casting) it's my favorite, even with the flaw, and does a great job of heating water quickly over a stove on low heat, and keeping that heat longer than my modern stainless steel teapot. my wishlist hunt is to find a bigger version with larger water capacity.

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Scott Demoor
Scott Demoor

To master metal is no easy task. To make a mold is even more daunting. Two thumbs up to the kettle makes of old!!

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Friday Californiaa
Friday Californiaa

The thing I really like about Japanese people is their passion about anything which is knowledge, traditions and craftmanship =)

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DudeDuderino Duderino
DudeDuderino Duderino

What got my interest is the fact he loved what he was making and doing as if it were an finesse art work but he also said, he has only be doing this for 50 yrs. I loved his humility as if saying just starting out in this business.

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Krudemon
Krudemon

Its amazing what these guys can do but just think about the first person to invent this way of making kettles just amazing.

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Elizabeth
Elizabeth

I have a kettle like this. 😁I discovered it without its top, but I loved it so much, I kept it. It has dots like these. Wow.❤️😎

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Commentary Talk
Commentary Talk

It is beautiful craftsmanship. I want to live a simple life with few possession but those that I use and own I want to last and be of quality and aesthetic value. One of these kettles would be perfect. Thank you for the informative video.

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Casua1Gamer
Casua1Gamer

Beautiful Iron Kettle. I would love to own one myself :)

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Ray Gun
Ray Gun

Casing iron is really hard, especially when making such intricate and pretty designs.

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John M.
John M.

I find it really cool that the sand on the workshop floor was probably used back a century ago! Amazing.

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My Name Doesn’t Matter
My Name Doesn’t Matter

I have a lovely cast iron tea kettle. I had no idea how it was made. I’ve been afraid to use it because I’m afraid of it rusting, and it’s so heavy. I’ve thought about getting rid of it because it’s been a ‘show piece’ in my kitchen (and it’s heavy). Now I know it’s definitely a keeper.

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My Name Doesn’t Matter
My Name Doesn’t Matter

@TheMurlocKeeper Thank you! I’m definitely going to look into that. It’s a shame for it to just be ‘for looks.’ I should’ve looked into it before, but I just really had no idea about the history of them. Had a prize egg, didn’t know it, til now ~~~~~

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TheMurlocKeeper
TheMurlocKeeper

Oh, you're so lucky! Yeah, don't be afraid of using it! Look up some care instructions. and give it a go! Basically, once you finish using it, you can heat it VERY briefly on the stovetop (however you boiled the water) until most of the water is dried out. This won't take long, so just keep an eye on it. Then you take it off heat and put it somewhere where it can finish cooling and drying off. Then it's good to go back on the shelf. :)

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Tim Smith
Tim Smith

I would absolutely pay for one of these. Just knowing the story of how they are crafted. I would think about that every day when I made morning tea.

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Snows
Snows

By now, I’ve pretty much learned that anything well-made and genuinely Japanese is going to cost you!

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Andrew
Andrew

Well for this one 300 usd for 1 is actually not expensive since its a custom products. Not including the designing process, making the mold the manhour for casting and modeling and qc makes the price actually fair.

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shiver me timbers
shiver me timbers

@tiger plush x who buys kettles "every few years" lmao? I have one from a garage sale 25 years ago and guess what? Still boils water fine😆

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Insomniul
Insomniul

Paying 10 times more is not expensive?....

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Glen Nash
Glen Nash

@Semechki for Putin bro, one of those kettles pays for the mortgage on my mansion. (Apartment) Japan is super cheap to live in comparatively.

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Derva Kommt von hinten
Derva Kommt von hinten

@Andrew ye. but that just means he can keep his acne kettles in my case xD

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Andrew
Andrew

@Derva Kommt von hinten yeah ill prefer the plain one for around 100 usd. But as the old man said if it is not aesthetically pleasing for him he wont be selling it what can we do haha..

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MeghDiip
MeghDiip

I just love to see how the Old Traditional Japan still exists with its superlative fine arts and craftsmanship side by side with the New Japan of high-end industrial technology and scientific innovativeness! 👏👏👏

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Kimberly Tross
Kimberly Tross

Your comment reminds me of the old saying: "Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other, gold." Traditions + Innovation = The Best of Both Worlds

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