These fabulous cooking vessels are made by our friend Tetsuya Otani in his pottery studio in the mountains of the ancient pottery town east of Kyoto, Shigaraki.
They are made for use directly on gas or electric stove top, and/or into an oven and then straight to the table.
We will be sending cooking and care instructions with each piece, and if you’d like to see more of their use, and the cooking of Momoko, Tetsuya’s wife, please follow @hibihiranabe on Instagram.
These pans will patina from use, it is part of their charm, and we feel it is like your meals and life become part of the vessel. You become part of the history of the piece and your meals form a rustic decoration.
There are additional images above from the Instagram page to show this transformation, some of the pans have been used for many years.
It is so special to be able to stock these and we have only limited numbers, with one of each size and in turn shape, listed online. Please note it could be some time before we are able to get more.
If you would like to read more about Momoko and Tetsuya, they feature in our book Utuswa – Japanese objects for everyday use, available in our online store under the Kylie Johnson books tag.
Please note: this is a handmade item and any imperfections are part of the beauty that is handmade.
We have multiples of these pieces and though they will be similar to those shown in images, they won't be exact. All pieces are of the highest quality and beautifully made.
Item details (internal diameter x internal height). Please select size from the drop-down menu.
small 180mm x 70mm
medium 210mm x 72mm
large 240mm x 75mm
extra large 270mm x 80mm