In meticulously calculated proportions of raw materials, small fractures are produced on the surface of the glaze, and then filled in with sumi ink, hence the name of this shallow-styled donabe. The result is fine crackle patterns which, in the words of the maker, "convey the feeling of cleanliness," making this a pot you want to use over and over again.
This Donabe comes from Ginpo Co., a maker of heat-resistant cookware in Yokkaichi City of Mie prefecture. They pride themselves on fully integrated production, a system in which the whole life-cycle of the product, from raw material selection to kiln-firing, takes place at the company with no outsourcing.
- Dimensions: 10-3/4"D
- 9-go (cups of rice)
- Material: Ceramic
- Made by Ginpo Ceramics in Mie, Japan
- Dry the bottom of the pot with a cloth before placing on the stove
- Don’t soak the entire pot in water to clean
- Dry completely after cleaning and store in a cool dark place to avoid mold growth
- Remove stains with kitchen-grade bleach
- Use a trivet to avoid scratching your table top
- Oven + microwave safe
- Can be used on gas stoves
- Do not use on electric or induction cooktops
- Do not use for deep frying