The donabe is an essential part of the Japanese home kitchen. This earthenware pot is designed for preparing and serving savory soups, stews, and hot pot. Made with the clay from Japan's mineral rich regions, these pots are extremely heat resistant and can be used to cook directly on the stove. As beautiful as they are functional, this Mishima Donabe is the perfect size for individuals or couples.
In 1932 the founder of Ginpo, Sutematsu Kumamoto, was a wholesaler of ceramics but had not come across any high-quality ceramics. As a goal to produce "high-quality manufactured goods" he founded Banko Shinko Yogyosho Limited, and began to mainly manufacture tableware, "Donabe" casserole pots and flower vases.