Donabe Rice Cooker by Matsusho

$ 192

Cook fluffier and more flavorful rice, utilizing the far-infrared rays to create the best premium rice you have ever made.

As the Donabe rice cooker utilizes far-infrared rays, it is able to evenly heat up the donabe evenly from all sides to slowly cook every grain from the core. Made with a compact but classic design, this will be a must have item to obtain. In collaboration with Matsusho, the local craftsmen, and Homeland, an all female designer team, focused on presenting a new donabe that combined traditional manufacturing techniques using Shigaraki Clay, while enhancing modern concepts of useability and longevity. This handmade rice cooker will surely not only be aesthetically eye-catching, but enhance flavors that are not possible with traditional cookware. The Scarlet color is a traditional but unique color created by burning pine trees, and the Amber presents an exquisite candy color of deep black and brown that glows in every setting. 

Cook up to 3 cups of rice at a time. Can be used for stewing and dishes like curry.

Shigaraki Ware

One of the six ancient kilns that started in the Kamakura period. They use a highly rich soil that contains a lot of compost, allowing for great plasticity, which is extracted from the bottom of Lake Biwa, Japan’s largest lake. The clay has a natural orange hue that radiates a warm and gentle look that also is durable pottery. It has been said that Shigaraki Ware emerged in the 8th century and has been used for over 1300 years. It is still widely used today and handmade by skilled craftsmen for its highly resistant fire properties and its durability. 

Established in 2020, a team of only 4 female designers have come together to create new products that help you create a daily rhythm of cooking. Each design is carefully crafted and thought out to provide not only an ease of use, but items that will last longer while still being designed for the modern kitchen. They work hand in hand with the local craftsmen of each prefecture and the highest quality materials to create products you will want to use everyday.

Based in Shigaraki-cho, Matsusho has been making Shigaraki Ware and is currently being run by the 8th generation Shozaemon. They continue to make pottery that will be used and remain in your daily lives by inheriting and valuing the old fashioned wisdom and techniques that have been nurtured with history while adjusting and being familiar with modern life.

Donabe Rice Cooker by Matsusho

• 7.2" Ø x 9" H

• 61 fl oz

• Clay

• Hand Wash. Do not use an abrasive brush or sponge
• Gas Stove Compatible and Microwave Safe
• Not Induction Stove Compatible and not Oven Safe