A classic gohan donabe with a freshly modern aesthetic, the Hi-Iro Rice Cooker Donabe was designed in Japan by Homeland, a young all-female design group, and handmade by Matsusho, an 8th-generation pottery kiln making traditional Shigaraki ware. With three steam holes in the lid and sized to make up to 4 go of rice (serving up to 6 people), the simple, deep shape of this donabe can also be used for soups and stews. Its dappled warm glaze color is traditional to Shigaraki, originally made from charred pine, and because they're hand-finished using natural materials, each one is totally unique. Pictured with our medium rush trivet.
Donabe are safe for heat, including oven and gas flame. Not recommended for use on an electric stove unless using a heat diffuser. As with all natural materials, never shock the dish by moving it quickly from cold to hot, or vice versa. Warm it slowly over low heat to start, and never submerge a hot pot in water. Never heat the pot empty or when the bottom is wet, which can cause it to crack, and never soak or leave liquid in the pot for longer than it takes to cook and serve. Each pot should be seasoned according to included instructions before use.
Founded in 2020, Homeland is an all-female design collective working with traditional manufacturers around Japan to create timeless yet modern wares for the home. Their donabe collection is made in collaboration with Matsusho, an 8th-generation pottery kiln in Shigaraki-cho. A major center of ceramic production since the 12th century, Shigaraki ware is made from the local clay dug from ancient Lake Biwa, which is particularly suited to making large, flame-resistant stoneware.
Handmade in Japan
Heat-resistant stoneware and food-safe glaze
Makes up to 4 go of rice
Holds 64 oz (2 quarts)
Approx. 9" wide and 7.5" tall with lid
Hand wash only, do not soak