Iga-yaki Dobin and Sake Flasks “Ikkanjin”

Serving warm or hot sake, authentic Iga-style

Authentic Iga-Yaki pottery, by Nagatani-en from Iga, Japan.
Iga-yaki is one of Japan’s most highly-regarded traditional ceramics, which is said to have originated in Iga, Mie-Prefecture in late 7th Century. Nagatani-en, founded in 1832, is the leading producer of Iga-yaki potteries. Nagatani-en’s product has been loved by both professional chefs and home cooks.
Ikkanjin

Serving warm or hot sake, authentic Iga-style

Authentic Iga-yaki dobin (Iga-clay kettle) and tokkuri (sake flasks) can bring your sake experience to another level

✦ Warm or hot sake is enjoyed by people all over Japan. Those serious sake lovers care about how the sake is heated and served, as well as the serving temperature. This set can not only make it easy to heat the sake in the dobin water bath, but also turn the sake serving/ tasting into a special experience.
(*Picture on the left is a presentation image.)

✦ Just like any Iga-yaki ceramics, the dobin is safe on direct flame. This beautiful dobin can also be used as a tea pot or other purposes (such as to make “dobin-mushi”) for great presentation.

Ikkanjin

Easy steps to heat the sake

    1. Fill the water in the dobin (clay kettle) (just enough so that the water won’t overflow when a flask is inserted).

 

    1. Cover the dobin with the lid and bring to a low-simmer over gas stove top. Insert a flask, which is filled with sake.

 

  1. Pull the flask when the sake has reached to the desired temperature.
  2. Serve immediately. Meanwhile, you can set another flask in the dobin, so that by the time you finish the first serving, the next is ready!

*You might want to use a thermometer to check the sake temperature in the beginning, if you want the sake to reach a certain temperature. But, once you get used to, you are likely to be able to tell the right (your favorite) temperature just by feeling the dent below the collar of the flask – just like how a Japanese sake lover can do!

*It’s also fun to try the same sake at different temperatures (start with 110F and increase by 10F for the next batch onward), then you can find how the tasting sensation change at every stage. It’s a good way to understand the sensitivity of sake.

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Find your favorite temperature for each sake

Serving sake at different temperatures can bring you taste variation. Some people prefer hot sake while others love slightly warm sake. Also, depending on the kinds of sake, the best serving temperature can vary. So, you can have fun trying sake served at different temperatures and find your favorite stage.

Serving temperature guideline
Nuru-kan: Slightly warm. 110F degrees.
Jo-kan: Very warm. 130F degrees.
Atsu-kan: Hottest stage. 150F degrees.

Product Information – Dobin kettle and sake flask set, “Ikkanjin”

ZS-33

Ikkanjin

Dobin kettle and sake flask set

$275.00

Product #: ZS-33

  • Size:
    (Dobin) 13.5 cm (5.25″) diameter x H13.5 cm (5.25″) – not including the handle
    (Flask) 7 cm (2.75″) diameter x H13 cm (5.25″)
  • Capacity:
    (Dobin) 600 ml (about 2.5 cups)
    (Flask) 180 ml (3/4 cup)
  • Weight:
    (Dobin) 1 kg (about 2 lbs)
    (Flask) 175 g (about 6 oz) each
  • Made by Nagatani-en
  • Origin: Iga, Japan
  • The package also includes an English instruction sheet.
  • Not suitable for dishwasher
ZS-45

Also recommended…

Irabo

Authentic Iga-yaki sake cup (“gui-nomi”)

$22.00

Product #: ZS-45

Beautifiul rustic “wabi-sabi” design.
Best mouthfeel for tasting sake.
Tiny carved trademark of “iga-mono” is found on the lower side of the cup.

  • Size: 7cm (2.75″) diameter x H3.5 cm(1.5″)
ZS-45

We also have a set offer…

“Ikkanjin” plus 2 “Irabo” sake cups

$305.00

Product #: ZS-33a

Good saving, if you order “Ikkanjin” with 2 sake cups.