Cook fluffy, glistening rice in this cast iron pot from Iwacha. In addition to cooking plain rice, this pot is great for making rice with various ingredients, known in Japan as "takikomi gohan". Recipes for takikomi gohan usually begin with a light dashi broth used as the cooking liquid in place of water and can include scant amounts of soy sauce, miring and sake for additional flavoring. Vegetable and meat ingredients are then added. Some of the more popular takikomi dishes include Matsu take gohan (Matsu take mushroom rice), tai meshi (rice with sea bream fish) and gomoku gohan (rice with a combination of five ingredients). The heaviness of the pot lid ensures a tight seal while its underside has a pattern of raised bumps, helping to evenly distribute condensation evenly back onto the rice during cooking. The rim of the pot has a built-in channel to catch any spills in case of boil-over. Iwacha is one of the finest and most respected manufacturers of Japanese ironware, with a company history of over 100 years. Today, craftsmen at Iwacha pay respect to this tradition by infusing each product with skilled precision and detail throughout the entire manufacturing process. The superior quality, beauty and lasting durability of Iwacha products have earned them the worldwide reputation as the leading manufacturer of authentic Japanese tetsubin.