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Dobin Kettle and Sake Flask Set

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  • Size (Dobin): 13.5 cm (5.25″) diameter x H13.5 cm (5.25″) – not including the handle
  • Size (Flask): 7 cm (2.75″) diameter x H13 cm (5.25″)
  • Capacity (Dobin): 600 ml (about 2.5 cups)
  • Capacity (Flask): 180 ml (3/4 cup)
  • Weight (Dobin): 1 kg (about 2 lbs)
  • Weight (Flask): 175 g (about 6 oz) each

Iga-yaki Dobin and Sake Flasks "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.

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.
  2. Cover the dobin with the lid and bring to a low-simmer over gas stove top. Insert a flask, which is filled with sake.
  3. Pull the flask when the sake has reached to the desired temperature.
  4. 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.

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) 110℉
Jo-kan (Very warm) 130℉
Atsu-kan (Hottest stage) 150℉

General Product Information

  • Made by Nagatani-en
  • Origin: Iga, Japan
  • The package also includes an English instruction sheet
  • Not suitable for dishwasher
  • Flasks are not suitable for oven, stove or any direct heat

Please note: Authentic Iga-yaki tableware could develop its character as you use it over time. The color and texture could change slightly, or tiny crackles ("kannyu") could develop inside. These are all the welcoming characteristics of Iga-yaki's historic wabi-sabi beauty.

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