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Chawanmushi is a typical dish for serving guests in Japan. Served in small teacups, it is made of egg mixture, dashi and other ingredients for topping, all cooked in a steamer. I will show you how to cook this Japanese traditional dish with a steamer.

Atsukan (hot sake) warms your body and is one of the wintertime pleasures of the Japanese style. The "Chirori" is a traditional sake server that brings out the flavor of sake and is perfect for enjoying Atsukan.
At the end of the year, many Japanese people will be busy with year-end cleaning of their homes. It is a great way to get rid of dirt or stain in your house along with bad luck so that you can start the New Year with a good feeling. In this article, we would like to introduce a "scrubbing glove", a convenient cleaning tool for year-end cleaning.
Enamelware is sanitary and multipurpose. You can use it for decades if properly maintained. In this article, we introduce questions about enamelware products we have been receiving from our customers. In addition, this blog contains the proper care, storage methods, and caution for use. So, please read this before using your enamelware.
Elegant tinware makes your table enriched. When you care for the tin product properly, you can enjoy it for a long period, sometimes all through your life. We introduce how to care for tinware in this article.
One of the most famous Japanese hot pot dishes is Shabu Shabu. The Shabu Shabu pot enables you to enjoy Shabu Shabu anytime you want. In this article, we introduce how to use the special pot for Shabu Shabu and how to enjoy it.

Furoshiki is very useful and multipurpose cloth. For example, it can be used as elegant wrapping materials, an eco shopping bag, a shoulder bag, a scarf, a tablecloth, a plastic bottle holder, and a cover for a box of tissues. Also, you can fold Furoshiki as a compact cloth after use. We will show you how to wrap your gift in the likeness of a rose flower using Furoshiki.

Donabe casseroles (Earthen pots) are indispensable cooking vessels for traditional Japanese hot-pot dishes. With one earthenware pot, you can enjoy many variations of hot-pot dishes. Please use earthenware pots correctly and enjoy traditional Japanese cooking.
Hasegawa Peelable Cutting Board is lightweight and easy to handle. It can be easily lifted for storage, making it easy to handle even for those with limited strength. It can be peeled off with antibacterial specifications, is a strong ally of food hygiene. It will surely be useful for cooking in a hygienic environment.
With a well-used baked sweet potato pot, you can make traditional Japanese yaki-imo (baked sweet potato). We hope you will enjoy the autumn taste of baked sweet potatoes. If you bake not only sweet potatoes but also various vegetables and fruits evenly, you will be able to expand the range of your cooking.
To longer useful life of your diatomaceous earth stove, it is important not to allow it to absorb water or humidity and to avoid shocks. Please be careful not to bump or drop the stove when carrying it. This page explains the precautions to be taken when storing diatomaceous earth stoves.
Nambu ironware rice pots are characterized by its high heat storage capacity due to the thick skin which allows them to cook softly, delicious rice. The aroma and sweetness of rice are especially noticeable with starchy japonica rice. When you enjoy Japanese food, please try delicious rice cooked with an iron rice pot.
Iron pots can last a lifetime if used and maintained properly. Although iron pots are very durable, rust is their worst enemy, so do not leave the water untreated and be careful not to scratch it to prevent rusting. We explain how to care iron pot when you use it and what to do if rust appears.
Unlike glass and ceramics, wooden tableware is not easily broken, and you can enjoy the depth of color and change in texture over time. If used properly, wooden tableware can be used for a lifetime. With proper use and care, you can enjoy your wooden tableware for many years to come.

Diatomaceous earth stoves are stoves made from fossilized diatoms. When manufacturing industrial products such as stoves with diatomaceous earth, diatomaceous earth is crushed into a powder, mixed, formed, and fired. This page explains how to use and care for diatomaceous earth stoves.

There are various types of colanders, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Understand each characteristics of materials and shapes, so that we can use them wisely as useful kitchen tools.
Takezaru can be used for a variety of purposes, including as a draining dish, a drying dish for dried food, a noodle serving dish, a one-plate dish, and a towel rack. Here are some of the advantages and uses of the very performant Takezaru.
Iron rusts relatively easily compared to other metals, but on the other hand, it is strong and durable, and has the great advantage of almost a lifetime of use when properly cared for. Also, takoyaki cooked on a steel takoyaki cooker has a savory flavor not found in takoyaki cooked on a Teflon takoyaki cooker.
Having colorful flowers by your side makes you feel fine, right? A gorgeous flower bouquet looks good, but a single-flower vase that gently accompanies your daily life is easily incorporated into the various scenes of your daily life. We introduce the charm of the single-flower vase here.
It is convenient to use an improvised kitchen knife case made with newspaper, when you store or carry them. We will introduce how to make such a simple kitchen knife case made with newspaper.
Steel Kitchen knives may cause rust after years of use. Rust on kitchen knives is harmless to the human body, but it needs proper maintenance as they lose their sharpness and can cause accidents and injuries and the food they cut can easily oxidize, when they become rusty. We will explain how to remove rust from kitchen knives.
You might have found the newly purchased knives were not sharp enough and have been worried that you had purchased the defective ones. Here, we will explain why they are not sharp enough and how you can deal with them.
Appropriate handling and maintenance are required for wooden products such as Handai and Ohitsu (rice container). Here are the tips for handling before and after use, removal of stain, and prevention of mold.
Iron woks need proper care before and after use. Today we will explain how to season a wok and daily care. Woks are coated with varnish on delivery, which needs removing by empty burning before first use. Then "oil coating" follows. With proper care, woks can be used for a long time.
Mirror finishing of knives have various advantages such as increased sharpness and resistance to corrosion. Today we are going to tell you how to perform mirror finishing on knives. Today we are going to show you how to perform mirror finishing of knives.
For knives, mirror finishing not only can enhance appearance but also can increase sharpness and durability. Mirror finishing is to polish the surface until it shines and gets reflection like a mirror. Such maintenance of knives is the base of Japanese cuisine. Today we are going to tell you about the advantages of mirror finishing and the features of mirror-finished knives.
Professional chefs are particular about sharpness of their kitchen knives. Those often choose steel knives for easy maintenance. When you start using steel knives, it is important which whetstone you choose. Today we are going to tell you about “how to choose a whetstone”.
Yamada Kogyosho is the only manufacturer of iron pans applying the hammering method in Japan. The most distinctive feature of Yamada woks is that the thickness of iron varies depending on the part.  This leads to efficient heat conductivity and makes excessive water evaporate so that the flavor is more condensed. This mechanism to ensure good outcomes is the reason why Yamada woks are highly evaluated by professional chefs.
Many people would feel like eating Japanese Nabe (Hot Pot) in winter. Donabe casseroles are commonly used to cook Nabe as it can bring out more flavor of the ingredients to enrich the taste than metal pots. Today we are going to tell you about the preparation before first use (called Medome) and method of storage.
For Handai or Ohitsu wooden rice containers, some have a copper ornament hoop (called “Taga”), which is a metal component attached around the body. Taga is to prevent expansion of the wood and likely to come loose when you use the container for a long term. Today we are going to explain how to deal with it.
For Japanese people, delicious rice is a minimum requirement for satisfactory meals. However, cooking delicious rice is not that simple. Today we are going to introduce “Hario Induction Rice Cooker Casserol”, with which everyone can cook delicious rice. Would you like to enjoy fluffy and freshly cooked rice?
In Japan, bamboo serving plates (“Bonzaru” in Japanese) have been used since ancient times for draining or drying food materials, serving food, etc. They are a very convenient tool that can be used for multiple purposes. Today we are going to show you how to select and use Bonzaru. Would you like to get a natural bamboo Bonzaru made in Sado as your new cooking partner?
In hot summer, you would want to stay cool with cold food. Tokoroten, a representative Japanese summer food,  is shredded gelidium jelly. Today we are going to tell how to make authentic Tokoroten with Tentsuki (Tokoroten cutter). Let's enjoy summer in Japanese style with Tokoroten and Tentsuki!
TSUKI and YUKI are tableware originated from Japanese traditional culture and made of roof tiles (Kawara in Japanese).  They feature unique color, stylish design and even good functionality. They have earned high reputation worldwide and received various awards. Would you like to get the sophisticated tableware originated from Japanese traditional culture and techniques?
Yasuda Kawara is a type of roof tile that has been widely used and familiar to Japanese culture and life. For its functionality and design, it can be also used for serving Japanese cuisine, providing it with gorgeous looks. Would you like to get one as tableware for special events or celebrations?
Radish garnish called “Tsuma” is essential for most Japanese representative fish dishes including sashimi. It takes a lot of time to learn cutting skills with knife, but with Katsuramuki Peeler S Turning Slicer, anyone can cut Tsuma easily and quickly. It would be helpful either for restaurant use or home use.
Japan has had its own tea culture since ancient times and even now a lot of people love drinking tea. Today we would like to introduce two differentiated teaware, Tetsukyusu (iron teapot) and Tetsubin (iron kettle) and explain their features and tips for use.
In Japan, there is a unique charcoal grill called “Shichirin”. It has been used at home or restaurants since before. Shichirin can even optimize flavors of the ingredients and make them more delicious. Would you like to experience authentic BBQ with a wonderful Japanese cooking tool?
We will show you a recipe of Sweet Potato Seasoned Rice, which is one of the most basic and simple seasoned rice, and the recipe can be applied to other seasoned rice. This time we use a Donabe to cook it . Why don’t you enjoy a Japanese traditional cuisine cooked with Donabe?
Have you ever heard of a Japanese style lunch box "Magewappa" that has about 1300 years history? Made of wood, it has good breathability and can prevent food getting too moist or watery. It has other advantages too. Why don’t you get it and experience a wonderful Japanese tradition?
Noda Horo White Enamel Meal Prep BaKing Tray is simple but stylish, and new colors have arrived! We would like to show you the new lineup. Enameled ware is corrosion / acid resistant. As it can be used over a gas stove or in a refrigerator, it can deal with every process from cooking to food storage. Let's enjoy cooking with your favorite colors!

Do you know "Daikon oroshi"? Daikon oroshi is grated daikon (Japanese white radish) and specific to Japan. It isn’t eaten alone but with grilled fish, soba, udon, Japanese rolled Tamagoyaki omelette, and hotpot. It is piquant and adds refreshing flavor to the dishes. We would like to show you the tips to make tasty daikon oroshi!

Today we would like to show you a representative Japanese style pan, "Yukihira saucepan", which has been widely used either at restaurants or at home. It is manually hammered by professionals. This strengthen the durability and heat conductivity. It can be used for a wide variety of cooking and must be your great cooking partner!
We would like to show you Yutaka Horo enameled ware, which is newly added to Globalkitchen Japan sales lineup. It features good functionality as well as cute design. Its retro color will not only make dishes look better but also enrich your table. It is especially recommended to those who wants to enjoy cooking with cure and pop items or those who decorate their shops to make them catchier.

Shichirin (earthen charcoal brazier) has been used to grill dried fish, mushrooms and vegetables since ancient times. Its main features are ceramic effect and radiant heating. These enables Shichirin to grill ingredients without losing moisture and flavor. We would like to show you "diatomaceous earth stove", which can slowly heats ingredients by infrared radiation to make them juicer and more flavorful. We will also show you how to use diatomaceous earth stoves.

What makes Numb Iron Takoyaki pans distinctive is that it is engineered to conduct heat evenly. Because of this, it can cook each Takoyaki well. Also, iron pans are less likely to cause Millard reaction and can make Takoyaki that brings out the best of each ingredient. We would like to show you how to use and care Iron Takoyaki Pan. Let’s provide appropriate care to make the pan lasting longer and enjoy delicious Takoyaki.

Nodahoro enameled ware is all handmade by professionals. So, each product has its own individuality. Also, made of metal core with glass glaze around, it has advantages of either metal or glass ― heat resistance, durability, resistance to smell transition and corrosion, and stylish design.  Except being vulnerable to impacts, enameled ware is quite use-friendly material. Its cool stylish design makes food look better and boost your mood. We would like you to try and feel it firsthand.
Yakan (means kettle in English) has been used as a representative kitchen tool since ancient times. Japanese Yakan has unique shape and long history. We would like to show you Sori Yanagi Stainless Kettle and cleaning tips for Yakan. Yakan represents Japanese customs. Why don’t you try and use it in your everyday life?

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