Japanese antique cast iron water vessel set into a portable iron hibachi tea pot rack. The water vessel is used to heat water for tea. It is decorated with two raised ideographs which mean "long life" and has two ring handles at the sides. The removable top of the rack is decorated with a raised pattern of scrolling foliage. The maker's mark and information is contained within a large raised seal on the side. The set dates from the late Meiji Period to early 20th century. The hibachi rack measures 13 1/2"L x 6 7/8"W x 4 1/2"H. The water vessel is about 5"H x 6" diameter. The set is in good overall condition. The metal has been glazed with a protective coating to prevent rust. The water vessel has a married old copper lid which fits nicely.