Chagama 茶釜 and furo 風炉
Price: € 420,00
Cast iron chagama 茶釜 (iron tea kettle) and dome-shaped furo 風炉 (portable stove to boil water for tea). The chagama completed with a bronze lid with a kiku 菊 (chrysanthemum) shaped knob. On the sides there are subtle stylized dragon-shaped open ears both with a pair of ‘kan’ 鐶 (open spirals of heavy metal wire twisted into a kettle and used to lift it).
The kettle part is resting on the rim of the stove which stands on three tapered feet. The furo has two openings, which are positioned opposite of each other. One is cloud-shaped, while the other is in the shape of a circle. This rim is decorated with a subtle open worked flower petal motive.
The chagama and furo are in good condition with some traces of use, as seen on the photos. Please take a close look at the photo of the slightly bent knob. The kettle has been tested to see if it leaks, but there is no leakage.
Total height 32 cm.
Size stove: height 20.8 cm, diameter Ø 32 cm.
Size kettle: height 15.5 cm, diameter Ø 20 cm.
Total weight: 6.8 kg
Taishô-period – Early Shôwa-period.
Chagama is a Japanese term meaning metal pot or kettle used in Japanese tea ceremony. In the tea room, the kama is either heated over a portable brazier or in a sunken hearth (ro) built into the floor of the tea room, depending on the season.
The furo (portable brazier) is used during spring and summer. A bed of ashes, called Hai 灰, is laid beforehand inside the furo and the sumi (charcoal) placed on top is lit. On the edge of a Furo a fire window or cut-out opening provides the necessary draft to keep the sumi burning properly. The Kama is then set directly on the bronze or iron brazier. (From Wikipedia)