Saturday, June 27, 2015

Super Happy Donabe Steamed Vegetables

...for my American friends.

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I wanted to express with my donabe dish.

Happy donabe life!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Nagatani-en on CRAFTED, now available to watch on Amazon!

Yuji Nagatani, the 7th generation of Nagatani-en and I...he's like my father

The short documentary film by Morgan Spurlock, CRAFTED, featuring Iga donabe master, Yuji Nagatani of Nagatani-en, is now available to view on Amazon (you can access from the link below). Please support artisans!
And, here's the direct link to CRAFTED movie on Amazon.

I'm so proud to be part of the project as well as to bring Nagatani-en's authentic Iga-yaki donabe and beautiful Japanese donabe culture to America and the world since 2008! I started my donabe shop and mission to spread donabe culture from zero, when almost no one in the US knew (or could even pronounce it) about donabe, and now our donabe and the producer even became a subject of a documentary film by an internationally-known award-winning director!

These photos are behind the scenes from Iga shooting, which I helped making.
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Last week, the movie premiered at LA Film Festival!
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It was a sold out show, and it was great to see the production team there again.

Happy donabe life.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Our Iga-yaki DONABE on Morgan Spurlock's documentary film, CRAFTED

Now it's official. I'm so proud the Iga donabe master, Yuji Nagatani (the chairman and the 7th generation of Nagatani-en), is featured in CRAFTED, a documentary film directed by Morgan Spurlock. It was such an honor and pleasure to be part of the production in Iga, Japan. Please check out the trailer, linked below. Donabe to the world!

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Here's an excerpt from the movie...the chairman is the star!

Morgan Spurlock's interview from this morning's KTLA news can be watched here. Happy donabe life!