From a donabe that makes perfect rice to one that doubles as a steamer, these unique clay pots can become essential items to both home and professional kitchens alike. 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.
They are also extra-versatile, as any of these unique-style donabe with enough depth can work for making soup, stew, hot pot, etc., just like a classic-style donabe.
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.