Friday, June 25, 2010

New product...Handleless light-weight donabe

I am so happy to announce that the new shipment from Iga, Japan, have just arrived. So, everything is back in order now and you can order from toiro's website.

I am also very happy to introduce a new donabe item in our lineup. It's a classic-style all purpose donabe with a unique design. It's a light-weight handleless donabe, called "Yu-series, Kizeto", and it's also an authentic Iga-yaki donabe made by Nagatani-en. When I first took this donabe out of the box, I just stared and checked out all the details of it for about 15 minutes. It's so beautiful that I just couldn't keep my eyes off it!

Yu-series is Nagatani-en's light-weight donabe/ ceramic series, and this medium-size Kizeto weighs just slightly above 3 pounds(!), so it's very handy. Also, it's stemless and the wide rim makes the donabe easy to lift. This donabe looks almost like a flying saucer!

The details of this donabe are remarkable. The unfinished "wabi-sabi" look would make you feel peaceful. This donabe is good for cooking wide variety of dishes, such as hot pot, stew, quick simmer, etc., or it would also work as a serving bowl for a beautiful presentation at a dining table.

You can find more details of this donabe at toiro's website.

Happy donabe life.