Rikuchou Ogasawara

Rikuchou Ogasawara

A passion for iron

Born in Mizusawa, Ogasawara was the son of a cast iron foundry craftsman and worked alongside his father beginning at the age of 16. While inheriting the techniques of Nambu ironware, he became a pioneer in cast iron crafts when he applied his modern designs to traditional production processes. With a career spanning over 60 years, a wide range of household products showcase the depth and range of his raw iron mastery. Ogasawara passed away at the age of 83 in 2012, yet his legacy lives on at his workshop in Iwate, now at the helm of his wife. 
Two Spouted Cast Iron Pan
Two Spouted Cast Iron Pan

Two Spouted Cast Iron Pan

Rikuchou Ogasawara

I am a Two Spouted Cast Iron Pan. My love for your cooking is so overwhelming, I need two places to pour my heart out.    

$165
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Swan Paperweight
Swan Paperweight

Swan Paperweight

Rikuchou Ogasawara

I am a Swan Paperweight. I may have started out as an ugly duckling, but I am more than capable of punching my weight. Those other birds only look good on paper.  

$45
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Pot Stand
Pot Stand

Pot Stand

Rikuchou Ogasawara

I am a Pot Stand. If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.  

$65
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Ashtray
Ashtray

Ashtray

Rikuchou Ogasawara

I am an Ashtray. Rise from the forged ashes.  

$48
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Sukiyaki Pan (OUT OF STOCK)
Sukiyaki Pan (OUT OF STOCK)

Sukiyaki Pan (OUT OF STOCK)

Rikuchou Ogasawara

I am a Sukiyaki Pan. Stewed, and sweet, savoury and braised, these are words I hear most of my days.  

$220
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Rice Ball Grill Pan
Rice Ball Grill Pan

Rice Ball Grill Pan

Rikuchou Ogasawara

I am a Rice Ball Grill Pan. Onigiri can be made at home and I’m a specialist. Name a rice, I’ve worked with it.  

$100
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Flat Grill Pan (OUT OF STOCK)
Flat Grill Pan (OUT OF STOCK)

Flat Grill Pan (OUT OF STOCK)

Rikuchou Ogasawara

I am a Flat Grill Pan. I do well with the chickens and veggies. I seem to leave quite an impression on them.  

$265
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Iron Kettle
Iron Kettle

Iron Kettle

Rikuchou Ogasawara

I am an Iron Kettle. Careful! While I’m hot, don’t touch my pot.  

$345
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Petite Cast Iron Pan
Petite Cast Iron Pan

Petite Cast Iron Pan

Rikuchou Ogasawara

I am a Petite Cast Iron Pan. Have you seen how perfect I can fry an egg?  

$72
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Petite Cast Iron Pan with Lid
Petite Cast Iron Pan with Lid

Petite Cast Iron Pan with Lid

Rikuchou Ogasawara

I am a Lidded Petite Cast Iron Pan. I’m looking to find my perfect match. Not sure what I’m searching for but I’m thinking a single egg.  

$165
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Wave Cast Iron Bookends
Wave Cast Iron Bookends

Wave Cast Iron Bookends

Rikuchou Ogasawara

I am Wave Cast Iron Bookends. The world is running out of books like it’s running out of water. It’s time to make some waves for change.  

$310
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Tsuno Cast Iron Bookends
Tsuno Cast Iron Bookends

Tsuno Cast Iron Bookends

Rikuchou Ogasawara

I am Tsuno, a set of Cast Iron Bookends. Although some people may be fearful of my strong horns, I will only ram into paperbacks.  

$250
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Fish Pan with Lid
Fish Pan with Lid

Fish Pan with Lid

Rikuchou Ogasawara

I am a Fish pan with lid. If something smells fishy, you’re probably right, except I’m not up to any shady business. I’m just cooking up a tasty meal!  

$360
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