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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.

Features:

  • Dimensions: 10-3/4"D
  • 9-go (cups of rice)
  • Material: Ceramic
  • Made by Ginpo Ceramics in Mie, Japan

Donabe Care

  • 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