Kettle and Floor Brazier
Kettle and Brazier
Artist/maker unknown, Japanese
This kettle (kama) is made of cast iron, which favorably affects the taste of the water it holds. It functions much as a modern-day tea kettle, but has no spout. The two ears facilitate lifting by means of removable rings. The brazier is used to hold the burning charcoal necessary for boiling the water in the kama.
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