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Tagine Fukkura San (ND-06) - tortoise general store
Tagine Fukkura San (ND-06) - tortoise general store
Tagine Fukkura San (ND-06) - tortoise general store
Tagine Fukkura San (ND-06) - tortoise general store

Tagine Fukkura San

Regular price $153 Unit price  per 

Donabe, the Japanese word for 'clay pot', describes the traditional Japanese earthenware pot that can be used directly over an open flame.  "Fukkura" means "fluffy" or "tender" in Japanese, and it refers to how this unique cooking vessel with its tagine shape lid and porous clay skillet bottom, work together to cook your meat and fish so it's perfectly juicy and tender. Use the Fukkura San to stir-fry, steam-fry and stew, or use it with the accompanying grate to roast.  Then bring the whole pot to the table to serve, as it doubles as a beautiful serving vessel on top your dining table.


Each donabe is made by hand with care and takes about 2 weeks to produce.  Due to its hand-made nature and organic material, each pot will have some variation, which adds to the beautiful uniqueness of each piece.  As you use the pot, you may see staining and change in appearance, which is part of the beautiful and natural aging process.  

This donabe is made by Nagatani-en, a leading producer of authentic Iga-yaki pottery since 1832.  Iga-yaki is said to have originated in Iga, Mie-Prefecture in the late 7th Century. 

12.5'' D x 6.5'' H (including lid)
Holds 16 oz (skillet)
2'' (skillet depth)
Ideal for 3-5 servings

Earthenware (Tagine lid and Skillet) Steel (Grate)
Made from a  porous prehistoric clay sourced from Japan's largest and oldest lake, Lake Biwa.  The clay contains thousands of microscopic prehistoric fossils that are then baked into the clay when the pot is fired inside the kiln, creating tiny microscopic pores inside the clay pot, which act as pockets that captures and retains heat better than other cooking vessels.  

Care Instructions:
Hand-wash only.  Gas stove required.  Does not work on electric or induction stove.  Oven-safe (up to 500℉/ 250℃).  Not microwave safe.
Donabe pots are hand-wash only, and should be dried thoroughly right after use with an absorbant cloth.  Some donabes requires you to follow a simple seasoning process, however the Fukkura San does not require seasoning.

Returns must be made within 2 weeks in original, unused condition with all packaging for either 1. Store credit for the full amount or 2. Refund - minus a 20% restocking fee.  Tortoise does not cover the cost of return shipping or the cost of re-shipping an exchange, and the cost of shipping for returns and exchanges is the responsibility of the customer.  

Tagine Fukkura San (ND-06) - tortoise general store
Tagine Fukkura San (ND-06) - tortoise general store