December 15, 2016


Hasami Porcelain Introduces Blue

Your home is your palace and only the best products belong in it

Treat Yourself
Your home is your haven. This is a place where you love to relax. This is also the place where you have guests. These are the reasons why people keep coming back to Hasami Japanese Porcelain. This is a high end company that offers stylish and sleek products that are going to make all of your guests jealous. In addition, this brand just launched a new style to their collection, gloss blue.

Hasami Porcelain Blue
About Hasami
Hasami production comes from Nagasaki, Japan; an area where high quality porcelain manufacturing has been going on for 400 years with distribution spanning to Europe. With the vision of designer Takuhiro Shinomoto, the Hasami Porcelain Collection combines rich tradition with modern design. All products are multi-functional, meaning they can be stacked and placed in various combinations.
Introducing Blue
Their latest color is a stylish, glossy dark blue that will make a perfect addition to your kitchenware collection. People love having coordinating colors for their dinner party schemes and this latest color could be exactly the color you have been looking for. This is a perfect color that will actually be quite complementary to a variety of color schemes.

It is also important that you get dinnerware that is made with high quality materials. All too often, household plates chip easily requiring you to replace them frequently. You get what you pay for and when you pay for Hasami Porcelain you get quality and design that is worth every penny. They are durable and versatile options that you will love to have included in your collection of kitchenware. If you are looking for a great new dinnerware set, look no further than Hasami.

Double Take
Whether you are creative enthusiast, chef, or coffee connoisseur, its hard no to admire the collection. In fact, this is a company that makes a variety of high quality goods for your home. If your kitchen is compact with not a lot of cabinet space, Hasami is even better for you. The stack-able and multi-use characteristics are perfect for small living situations that want to still display elegance. Check out the entire collection, from mugs, to bowls, to bread plates. Your home is your palace and only the best products belong in it.

September 06, 2016


and wander 30 liter backpack

Who is and wander? They are well known to designers from Japan that have an interest in mountaineering. They are well known for their outdoor clothing and most recently their backpacks. The designers have experience working with fashion in from Tokyo to Paris.

And wander signature feature is its lightness, weighing in at 625 grams or 22 ounces. Not to forget its stylish design and waterproofing. And wander backpacks have form and function.

Durability. The construction is six times stronger and durable because it uses Cordura nylon fabric with poly-carbonate water repelling coating. Straps as well as cords are made with reflective material making them more durable.

Details. The top cover can be used for extra water proofing or can be swung down to the front for easy access to items such as a map. Comes with a detached pouch with a staple and wander carabiner.  Extra pockets are on the sides for your beverages as well as a interior slip pocket. The waterproofed front zipper provides very easy access to all sections of the backpack. There is a sleeve inside the backpack for liquid pouches and a hole for the tube to poke out into the front. 

You can find the backpack here

Have any questions? Feel free to contact us and we will get back to you shortly. 
We at Jinen, hand pick products we like so have our word that this is an amazing backpack.
June 09, 2016


Japanese Clay Rice Cooker "Kamado San"

Rice is a staple diet in many parts of the world, in fact, Americans also have a fondness for things made out of rice which includes highly popular dishes such as Calas, Shrimp Creole, Spanish Rice, Rice and Gravy and others. There are many different methods of preparing rice but the quality of the end product depends on the utensil which is being used to cook rice. This is the area where the Japanese have no match especially the rice cooked in authentic Japanese clay pots is of the highest quality where the individual grains are shiny and fluffy and the rice is evenly cooked.

The Kamado San is the epitome of Japanese craft in the field of cooking utensils. It is basically a rice cooking pot made up of clay from the Iga region of Japan. The reason why the soil from this particular region is used because of the heat retention properties of the clay in this region and this clay also absorbs heat much quickly which is ideal for cooking. The clay is porous and is mostly made of decomposed organisms, this organic makeup of the clay gives the food a space for breathing. A single pot can usually take two weeks from start to completion but these two weeks of efforts by skilled artisan results in a product which can last for decades. 

There are many reasons why the Kamado San rice cooker is famous both in Japan and in the US but the most important one of these is that the cooker spreads heat evenly throughout the cooker which makes for a great cooking experience and results in a food which has been evenly cooked. This is especially great for rice and other hot pot dishes such as udon, sukiyaki, and other stews. 

The market has many cheaper alternatives but the thing which sets Kamado San from the cheaper alternatives is the fact that the bottom part of this product is over 150 % thicker than the competing clay pots or donabe. This thickness is important because this allows Kamado San to retain heat for much longer periods and that allows for gentle cooking of the rice. This also has double lids which give it the effect of pressure cooking without really using the modern technology involved to give this kind of effect.

The versatility of these pots allows it to be used both in homes and at restaurants. As the pot is available in different sizes, restaurants can cook rice according to the need and since it takes a very little time, just 20 minutes usually, the food can be quickly served to the customers. It also looks good so if the restaurant wants to serve the rice in the Kamado San then they can do so without the fear of it looking out of place.

Check out the Donabe in our store today!