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Yohen refers to the rustic ash glaze used on this piece of pottery, suppon refers to the soft shell turtle that is traditionally cooked in it. The characteristic flat shape is perfect for searing the meat over a powerful flame before adding stock to create a stew.
This beautifully designed pot is a great addition to any cookware collection, whether turtle makes it on the menu or not.
Please completely dry the pot before use. When you first fill the pot with water, you may notice that water is seeping through the pot. Japanese Earthenware is made this way to avoid cracking while heating. To eliminate this problem, please follow the instructions below:
Cook porridge or heat water mixed with cornstarch in the pot until it boils.
Leave the porridge or water with water in the pot and allow it to cool completely for 1 - 2 hours.