During The Keicho Years of the Edo Period(1603-1868),Toshinao, the 27th King of the Nanbu Clan built a castle in Morioka City(Furaihoujou) and planned the sevelopment of the city districts. He also established the beginings of various crafts including Nanbu Tekki. The iron used in the Nanbu Kiln was made from iron sand found in Kokonohe area whithin the Nanbu Clan territory, and the iron ore, gantetsu gathered from Kamaishi, Ohashi, and Kuriki, areas.

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