This is a unique shallow bowl, specially designed for grilling miso. You can serve grilled miso on its own as a condiment to enjoy with sake, or it can be enjoyed with rice, salad, etc. Just rub some miso into the bowl, grill directly over flame, then flip it and serve right at the table. (Use a trivet for a hot bowl.)
True “Terroir” of Iga
Iga region, where this pottery is made, used to be the bed of Lake Biwa about 4 million years ago. The clay is coarse and consists of a high level of pre-historic fossilized microorganisms that leave the clay porous when fired. With this effect, when Iga-yaki (Iga-style) pottery is crafted by artisanal hands, it creates the signature wabi-sabi (“unfinished beauty”) look. This exceptional wabi-sabi beauty of Iga-yaki pottery has been praised by pottery lovers in Japan over centuries.
Authentic Iga-yaki pottery by Nagatani-en
Iga-yaki pottery is one of Japan’s most highly-regarded traditional ceramics, and is said to have originated in Iga, Mie-Prefecture in the late 7th Century. This product is made by a leading producer of Iga-yaki pottery since 1832. At Nagatani-en, each product is made by hand with care. Nagatani-en’s Iga-yaki products have been loved by both professionals and home cooks in Japan.
Your Iga-yaki Earthenware Develops its Character as it Ages
As you use your earthenware over and over, it develops character and that’s something to be welcomed. Once you start using Miso-Yaki Grill Bowl, the bottom the color and tones of it can change over time. It’s also the part of developing the character and the earthenware is safe to use.
All the donabe and Iga-yaki products made by Nagatani-en are hand-crafted with care, so every piece is unique and no two pieces are identical. There are slight variations within the color/ shade, shape/ curve, and patterns, among pieces, and that makes each piece so special. Also under different lighting and angle, the actual color shade and nuance may also appear slightly different from the photos in the product page.
Size: 4.8” diameter x 1.8” high (12 cm diameter x 4.5 cm high)
Weight: 5 oz (150 g)
Size: 3.1” diameter x 1.4” high (7.7 cm diameter x 3.5 cm high)
Weight: 2.5 oz (75 g)
Material: Clay Producer: Nagatani-en Origin: Iga, Japan Included in the package: Miso-Yaki Grill Bowl, and English instruction sheet.
Usage and Care
This product can be heated directly over gas stove top. To use, rub some miso paste inside of the bowl, insert a chopstick into the hole, then hold it directly over very low heat stove top. Make sure to keep enough distance between the flame and the product for safety.
This product is oven safe. This product is also microwave safe.
During heating the product, if you place it too close and/ or too long to the flame, it can burn the chopstick. Be careful not to burn it, or you can use a metal chopstick.
Hand wash only.
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