Despite their practicality and ease of use, electric rice cookers leave something to be desired if you want to try Japanese rice in all its glutinous glory – at least, according to rice purists! If you want the full rice experience, you need to cook your rice in a hagama crock with a hinoki cypress lid, the way people used to before electricity came along to ruin everything. What is missing to make this the ultimate Japan experience? A touch of the kawaii (cute), like, say, the face of Hello Kitty! Hence someone came up with the Hello Kitty Banko Ware Rice Cooker!
With a capacity of 700 ml (24 fl oz), the Hello Kitty Banko Ware Rice Pot can prepare 7-8 portions of rice, which will take care for all your weekly dinners. The crock itself is made in the Banko-yaki (Banko-ware) pottery tradition of Mie Prefecture and, being unglazed, it has a beautiful texture that makes it suitable even as a decoration item after you have finished your cooking. And of course, the image of Kitty-chan in a kimono and surrounded by cherry blossoms on the lid's handle makes it even more so!
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