Our classic-style donabes are versatile, all-purpose clay pots and can be used for a variety of dishes from soups to stews and the traditional hot pot. You would be hard pressed to find a Japanese kitchen without one. Each of our donabe is handcrafted by local artisans in Iga, Japan and therefore, will differ from piece to piece. These nuances are part of the unique beauty of each product and what we cherish most in our pieces.
One time, one meeting. This is the Japanese philosophy of ichigo-ichie. We approach each interaction with true sincerity and treasure it as if it were the last. As a pottery producer, Nagatani-en makes donabe with special attention to the uniqueness that’s inherent in each and every piece because this phenomena can only occur once-in-a-lifetime. These rare experiences can never be replicated and that’s the beauty of it.