Dorakugama Kuchitsuki Kuronabe (Black pot with Lip) (L) (3-4 people)
This Kuchitsuki Black Donabe is handmade from Iga clay by Michiho Fukumori, the 8th generation of Dorakugama. This Donabe features a sleek, black design. This is the standard shape of pot. The special “lip” feature allows for smooth and mess-free sharing. The thickness of this clay will trap heat and keep meals warm. The small hole on the lid allows for ventilation. Recommended use includes appetizers or soups.
Because each donabe is handmade, there will be slight variation in appearance. The pot you receive may not be the exact pot displayed here.
Michiho Fukumori is the 8th generation owner of Dorakugama. Not only a clay potter, Fukumori is a trained chef who has studied Zen at Daitokuji Temple. The Fukumori family’s kiln and home is deep in the mountains of the Iga Valley, in the town of Marubashira. This family of potters has been passing down their traditional art for eight generations. They use clay sourced from the southernmost part of Lake Biwa. It is known for its high resistance to heat. With knowledge passed down through the generations and the mastery of this art, the Fukumori family preserves this time honored tradition.
Diameter:11” (12.5” with handles)
Height: 3.6” (7” with lid)
This donabe will grow and change with its owner - you are joining together in a long relationship. Hand-wash only. Seasoning Required. Gas stove required. Does not work on electric or induction stove. Oven-safe (up to 500℉/ 250℃). Not microwave safe.