Fukkura-san (Tagine-style Donabe)
The name 'Fukkura' translates to 'fluffy' or 'tender' in Japanese, a fitting description for this cookware's distinctive tagine-shaped lid and porous clay skillet bottom. These features collaborate harmoniously to ensure your meat, fish, starches, and vegetables emerge perfectly juicy and tender. Versatile for stir-fry, steam-fry, stews, and roasting with its steel grate, this elegant pot doubles as a beautiful serving dish that can be proudly placed on your dining table when it's time to savor your culinary creations.
Crafted meticulously by skilled artisans, every donabe is a labor of love, requiring approximately two weeks for production. Because each pot is lovingly handmade and crafted from organic materials, you can expect a touch of individuality in every piece, enhancing their inherent beauty. With each use, you'll notice subtle staining and gradual changes in appearance – a natural and captivating aging process that further enriches the pot's charm.
This exquisite donabe is meticulously crafted by Nagatani-en, a distinguished manufacturer of authentic Iga-yaki pottery since 1832. Rooted in tradition, Iga-yaki pottery traces its origins to Iga, Mie Prefecture, dating back to the late 7th century. It relies on a porous prehistoric clay sourced from Japan's largest and oldest lake, Lake Biwa. Within this clay lie thousands of microscopic prehistoric fossils, which become fused with the clay during the firing process inside the kiln. This unique feature creates minuscule pores within the clay pot, serving as heat-retaining pockets, surpassing the heat retention capabilities of other cooking vessels.
12.5'' D x 6.5'' H (including lid)
Holds 16 oz (skillet)
2'' (skillet depth)
Ideal for 3-5 servings
Clay (Tagine lid and Skillet) Steel (Grate)
Hand-wash only and thoroughly dried right after. Gas stove required. Does not work on electric or induction stove. Oven-safe (up to 500℉/ 250℃). Not microwave safe.
Some donabes requires you to follow a simple seasoning process, however the Fukkura San does not require seasoning. Do not store wet or damp or it will cause molding and sometimes cracks. Do not put on the stove when wet or damp or it will cause the clay to crack.
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.