Donabe Rice Cooker

Small donabe rice cooker handcrafted on a pottery wheel by artisans in Iga using local Iga clay. Iga is traditionally one of the production centers for pottery and ceramic wares in Japan, Iga-yaki (Iga ware) reacts well to repeated firing and retains heat well which makes it perfect for cooking. This clay pot is created specially for cooking rice - the balloon shape allowing rice to circulate and the stable double lid works like a pressure cooker, so it delivers heat evenly and retains the temperature and steam extremely well

It is an essential item for those who enjoys cooked rice at home Japanese way.

This pot is for cooking 2-go (cups) of rice.
For use with gas stove only.

* The donabe rice cooker requires seasoning - a special process called Medome before the first use since the dobnabe is made from clay and the material is naturally porous. (Instruction in English will be included)

It also requires a few simple but important daily care/precautions such as to avoid cooling the pot with cold water straight after taken it off the heat or to make sure the bottom part of the pot is completely dry before start cooking - to protect the pot from cracking, so the donabe rice cooker may not be such an easy tool but it will certainly gives you a joy of beautifully cooked rice that is incomparable to rice cooked in the electric cooker.

$ 140.00 USD


  • For use with gas stove only - not suitable for use with IH stoves.
  • Seasoning is needed before first use
  • Measurements: Dia 21.5cm x H 15.5cm W including the handle 26cm / Dia 8.46" x H 6.1" x W 10.2"  (including the handle)
  • Volume: 2 cups
  • Material: Iga clay
  • Handcrafted in Iga, Mie prefecture, Japan


Azmaya produces "tools" for everyday living that have been produced and used in the Japanese lifestyle since long ago. Their products are practical, functional and always have the Japanese traditional aesthetic. Azmaya collaborates with artisans, designers, crafts people and independent manufacturers from all over Japan to create contemporary housewares using traditional techniques and materials.


Orders are shipped from Japan using Japan Post mail services or UPS international courier services.

Shipping cost is determined by weight or the size of the package and destination and it depends on the shipping option you select. You will see the available options for your chosen items at checkout.

Orders are typically shipped within 1-5 business days of your purchase if all items are in stock.
See here for the full information on shipping.



UPS Worldwide Saver: 2-4 Business Days / Starts from $20**
EMS (Japan Post/USPS): Starts from $35 - Select EMS for a PO Box delivery
PRINTED MATTER regular mail - Starts from $6.50

*For purchase above $800, you will be collected custom/import fee upon arrival of package and this is responsible of the customer not Uguisu.
**Additional fee will apply for remote/extended areas.
*There are certain items that can not be sent by Yamato Transport such as tea and aroma mist. We may change the shipping method accordingly.



EMS Japan Post - 5 Business Days+ Starts from $25
Registered Airmail (Japan Post/Australia Post): Starts from $9
Yamato Transport / UPS EXPEDITED*: 5-8 Business days / Starts from $28

*You may be collected custom fee upon arrival of package and this is responsible of the customer not Uguisu.
*There are certain items that can not be sent by Yamato Transport such as tea and aroma mist.



UPS Worldwide Saver*: 3-5 Business Days / Starts from $20
Additional fee will apply for extended/remote area.
EMS Japan Post - 5 Business Days+ Starts from $25

*You may be collected custom/import fee upon arrival of package and this is responsible of the customer not Uguisu.


Yamato Transport/UPS: 3-7 Business Days / Starts from $34

*VAT, Import Tax & Fee will be collected upon delivery
*Please remember there is 2~4 days processing time before we dispatch orders.


Registered Airmail: 5-15 Business Days / Starts from $13
Yamato Transport/UPS: 5-8 Business Days / Starts from $34

Returns Policy

We will only provide a refund in the event of damaged or defective items that we cannot replace. If you wish to return or exchange an item you must first contact us within 7 days of arrival by email at hello [at]

Pre-ordered or Backordered items, sale or discounted items can not be returned.

We will not be able to accept return or exchange of items if contacted after 7 days of arrival, so please make sure to open the package and check the contents as soon as the package arrives.

All customers are responsible for shipping costs as well as duties on all returned items. We can not refund shipping if the package has already been shipped.

When the package for your order gets returned to us after no re-delivery is arranged when you needed to, we can resend you the package but you will need to pay for the postage again. If you choose to cancel the items, we can refund the amount for the purchased items but not the postage as it has already been shipped and is totally non-refundable.

Maybe You'd Like...