Yuwakashi means "water boiler". This round shape is unique to Japan. Alumite is a kind of surface finish using oxalic acid.|
This shape is a rational form which is hard to cool down and the heat circulation is good.
Manufacturer is AKAO ALUMINUM CO.,LTD which handles aluminum products widely in Japan.
Incidentally in anime work "Mobile Police Patlabor", This Yuwakashi drawn as "特２" appears.
2 to 4 liter yuwakashi is suitable for home.|
In Japan, such pots are commonly called "yakan". English "kettle" is also established as a loanword, "ケトル" or "ケットル".
In the distribution industry, we call Western type "kettle" ,Japanese round type "yuwakashi" for distinguishing them.
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