OIGEN’s craft of ironware dates back to 1852, at their foundry in Mizusawa, Iwate Prefecture, in northern Honshu. The current president, Oikawa Kuniko, is the fifth-generation descendant of founder Oikawa Genjuro, who began the company with kettles specially crafted for those living and working in Tohoku’s harsh winter climate.
Today, OIGEN’S hand-crafted range of pots, kettles and trivets are made for durability and style. Unlike easily replaceable pans and electronic kettles, each OIGEN product is designed to last a lifetime, crafted with the finest care through each stage of the process.
In 2019, a selection of OIGEN products were on display at The Shop in Japan House London.