Happy Donabe Life

Welcome to Happy Donabe Life by TOIRO. We offer a wide variety of recipes using different types of donabe and other recipes of Japanese home-style dishes by Naoko Takei Moore (a.k.a. Mrs. Donabe). There are useful tips and blog posts by Naoko and team TOIRO, too. This site is all about donabe cooking and wonderful Japanese food culture.

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MADE IN GIFU Opening Reception and Online Launch

MADE IN GIFU Opening Reception and Online Launch

TOIRO Presents MADE IN GIFU: Traditional and Modern Crafts from Gifu, Japan The opening reception @ TOIRO in West Hollywood April ...
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TOIRO's Brick-and-Mortar Store 1-Year Anniversary

TOIRO’s Brick-and-Mortar Store 1-Year Anniversary

TOIRO's brick and mortar store had a one-year anniversary on October 10! So, we recently had a celebration with many ...
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Dashi Experience at Uneno

Dashi Experience at Uneno

Uneno, a traditional dashi company was established more than 120 years ago in Kyoto City. I have been using their ...
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Vinegars by Iio Jozo

Vinegars by Iio Jozo

Back in March, I visited Iio Jozo, a 120+ year-old vinegar producer, located in Miyazu, Kyoto. Now the company is ...
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