Black Banko Donabe Japanese Clay Pot for 3 to 4 persons

USD $172

You can feel the handmade craftsmanship with the rustic designs on the edges of the pot, the lid and the handles. The lid is decorated with a technique called "Tobikanna," which is used to create a series of grinding marks. The pattern can be made evenly by using a tool called a "Kanna" and applying the blade while turning the wheel.

The matte-toned glaze gives this earthenware pot a subdued atmosphere. All the colorful vegetables look appetizing inside the dark colored clay of the pot. 

With a little shallow shape, the size of 3.3L(111.6oz) is suitable for 3 to 4 persons to enjoy donabe dishes. For other dishes such as soup, stew, curry, cheese fondue, it can cook up to 4 to 5 persons.

It can be used with open flame, electric cooktop and oven.
Note: This earthenware pot is not compatible with induction cooktops.

It can be used immediately after purchase because it does not need to be seasoned before use.

It is 15% lighter than conventional products while retaining the heat retaining properties of clay pots.

Banko Ware has excellent heat resistance, durability, and heat retention properties. It is also resistant to heat, making it difficult for food to cool down. The far-infrared ray effect locks in the umami of the food.


  • Quantity: 1
  • Dimension: D28cm(11in) x H16cm(6.3in) / For 3 to 4 people
  • Capacity: 3.3L(111.6oz)
  • Material: Stoneware (Non-induction cookware) - Banko Ware
  • Origin: Made in Japan
  • NoteThe outside bottom of the Donabe is not glazed as it is exposed to direct heat. Boil over stains may start to appear on the outside bottom once you start using the Donabe.



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About BaNKO ware

Yokkaichi Banko ware is a ceramic ware produced in Yokkaichi City, Mie Prefecture. Since ancient times, it has been used to make daily necessities such as tea bowls and plates, as well as works of art such as vases. Today, Kyusu teapots and earthenware pots are representative products of Banko ware, and earthenware pots in particular account for 80% to 90% of all earthenware pots produced in Japan.

Yokkaichi Banko ware is characterized by the excellent heat resistance due to the ceramic clay used. The clay used for earthenware pots is mixed with about 40% lithium ore called petalite, which has a high heat resistance. This technique is patented by Yokkaichi Banko ware and cannot be seen anywhere else.