Shinnari Kama

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A beautiful Shinnari Kama, the most classic of all shapes. Suitable for both the Ro (sunken hearth) and brazier (above ground) styles of tea. Made by Masamitsu Kikuchi.

This Kama comes with a wooden box and rings for carrying the kama.

Please note there is some rust and pitting on the inside - this is common with cast iron kama and will not impact the flavor or safety of your tea practice.

The charm of cast iron is that it soften and enhances water allowing for deeper flavor, color and aroma to be extracted from Japanese tea.

Kama are meant to heat the water. We recommend using electric or induction heat. If you use flame, please keep the flame low. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT THE PIECE IS DRIED AFTER EACH USE BY POURING OUT THE WATER AND ALLOWING IT TO DRY QUICKLY OVER LOW HEAT.

Never scrub, wash, or touch the inside of the piece. Only water should come in contact with the inside. When you receive the piece, please boil and discard water around 10 times before using it. There is a natural urushi lacquer coating on the interior that may discolor the water at first - this is normal.