About the product
Far-infrared plate, “HAI”, the result of a collaboration between Mitanitouki Co., Ltd which handles Mino Ware (called Mino-yaki in Japan), and Kagoshima prefecture, is made of volcanic ash from Sakurajima, which has been erupting for over 60 years in Kagoshima prefecture. The “HAI” plates keep the moisture within the food and reduce the amount of gas consumption, which makes it environmentally friendly
Far-infrared rays: Powerful far-infrared plates keep the umami, the savouriness within the meat, keeping it juicy and tender, and ensure BBQ overs enjoy every bite of steak, barbequed fish, or vegetables at home.
Less gas usage: It is economical as the plate stores the heat well. Your favourite seafood, meat, veggies, and even pizza will be evenly heated with medium heat. You no longer need to be worried about food getting burned, and your BBQs will stay warm even after turning off the gas.
Less smoke: You can enjoy barbeques on the patio, kitchen at home, or camping with your family, friends, or on your own HAI allows you to enjoy your food more as there is less smoke. Your clothes and hair will be less smelly than eating out at a BBQ restaurant, and you and your family will reduce the amount of smoke to inhale.
Easy to store: It is super easy to store as the plate is only around 1.3cm thick. It doesn’t take up space in the home.
Portable: It is easy to carry as it’s light and compact (less than 1 kg). You can take it anywhere you wish without hassle.
1. Volcanic ash is evenly mixed.
2. It is then moulded and firmly compressed.
3. The edges of the plates are crafted by hand
4. Each plate is then dried individually
5. Each plate is inspected to ensure the highest quality
The “HAI” plate, which makes effective use of volcanic ash to grill delicious meat, was purchased by many people when it was first sold in Japan. We hope these products will make your meals at home more enjoyable!
[Shape] Square, round, or rectangle
[Material] Volcanic ash and ceramic
-Square plates: (H) 16 cm x (W) 16 cm / 6.3”x6.3”
Thickness: 1.3 cm / 0.5”
Weight: 0.65 kg / 1.43 lb
*Suitable for use by 1-2 people. Recommended for solo camping.
-Rectangle plates: (H) 15 cm x (W) 20 cm / 5.9”x7.9”
Thickness: 1.3 cm / 0.5”
Weight: 0.75 kg / 1.65 lb
*Suitable for use by 2-3 people. Will be useful in a variety of situations.
-Round plates: 22 cm / 8.7” dia.
Thickness: 1.3 cm / 0.5”
Weight: 0.95 kg / 2.1 lb
*Suitable for use by 3-4 people. Recommended for use on household stoves.
[Made in] Japan
*The colour and size might change slightly due to the raw material used
*Note: The plates cannot be used on Induction cooktops. Gas only.
-Please rinse the plate well with water before the first use.
-Please wash the plate with a sponge, scrubber, or scourer without soap nor detergent.
-After the plate is washed, please dry the plate well and leave it in the sun. If the plate is still wet or dirty when it is stored, it might cause rust.
-If it becomes blackened, oily, or smelly, you may put the plate and water in a pot and boil it. If this doesn’t help remove the black spots from the plate, please consider it as a unique character of the plate. It will not affect its functionality.
Note: As the plates get very hot, please use oven mitts, or wait until the pate cools down completely before handling.
About the maker
Established in 1986 as a ceramic wholesaler, and producer of Mino ware in Toki city, Gifu prefecture. Mitani touki Co., Ltd has been selling tableware within the country as well as overseas. It also produces various ceramic products, taking full advantage of the characteristics of the soil and clay in this area, and started selling absorbent ceramics in 2010.
Mitani touki decided to use volcanic ash from Sakurajima in Kagoshima prefecture, which has been erupting for over 60 years, wasting up to 1 million tons of volcanic ash per year. Considering the wasted ash, the company launched the sale of volcanic ash plates, HAI in the collaboration with Kagoshima prefecture this year.
The company sells various products online, at shops in Japan, and delivers all over Japan. It also exports them overseas, especially Asia and Europe. It has a 3300 ㎡ storage facility to store a variety of its products.
As a trading company, Mitani touki co., ltd consults with each client and suggests specifications as well as suitable designs for potential top sales products.
As an original equipment manufacturer, Mitani touki creates ceramic products for customers who desire to sell in Japan and overseas, matching with their desired price, specifications, and delivery date.
The company also supports Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Risk and Challenge
Delivery arrangements will be started promptly after the project is completed.
The shipping time may be delayed due to order status, availability of materials used or manufacturing process reasons.
We will inform you in this case.
Please note that the design and specifications of products under development may be subject to change.
If we receive more support than expected through the project and are able to further improve the mass production system from the current environment, there is a possibility that the regular selling price will be lower than the planned selling price.
Please be aware of the above before purchasing the product.