Ginpo, the Japanese top ceramic manufacturer founded in Yokkaichi city, Mie prefecture in Japan. Hana-Mishima is Ginpo's long-running flagship model from 1970. The Hana-Mishima cookware was hand-painted by craftsmen with their original brushes and can be used over an open flame or in an oven (without the lid). Just make sure there is always some liquid in the base so your casserole does not burn.

Dishwasher Safe No (Hand Wash Only)
Microwavable Yes
Oven Safe Yes (Please remove the cover before placing in the oven)
Open Flame Safe Yes
Material Ceramic (Banko-Yaki, Yokkaichi, Mie)
Type Pots / Casseroles
Usage Soup
Country of Origin Japan


6GO (Serves 1) φ185 mm / φ7.5" 205 x 110 mm / 8.0 x 4.25"H 0.9 ℓ / 20 oz.
7GO (Serves 1-2) φ215 mm / φ8.5" 240 x 120 mm / 9.5 x 4.75"H 1.5 ℓ / 50 oz.
8GO (Serves 2-3) φ240 mm / φ9.5" 270 x 140 mm / 10.75 x 5.5"H 2.2 ℓ / 74 oz.
9GO (Serves 4-5) φ280 mm / φ11.0" 310 x 160 mm / 12.25 x 6.25"H 3.2 ℓ / 108 oz.
10GO (Serves 5-6) φ305 mm / φ12.0" 340 x 170 mm / 13.5 x 6.75"H 4 ℓ / 135 oz.



Since Donabe casserole is made from clay that is materially porous, filling the tiny pores in the pot by pre-seasoning process prevents any breakage and damage and extends your donabe's life.

Fill donabe about 80 - 90% with rice water** (the water after you rinse rice) and bring to a boil.
After the water starts boiling, turn down the heat to low and simmer for 20 - 30 minutes.
Turn off the heat and let cool.
Throw out the rice water and rinse out donabe.
Dry with cloth and let air dry completely before using.
**You can actually cook some leftover rice in it with water, making a porridge as a pre-seasoning process. Or add flour or potato starch to the water instead of using rice water. (In that case, the ratio would be 9 : 1 (water : flour/potato starch).


Dry with cloth and let air dry completely before using.
Not to be used for deep frying.
Make sure the exterior of the pot is completely dry before heating, or the material may expand and crack.
Do not start cooking anything with a very high flame - this pot is not for flash cooking! It is for slow cooking stews and soups.
Do not heat empty; make sure there is some liquid when on a flame.