Yoshikawa skillet steel produced by Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal (Japan) renowned for its quality, perhaps the best in the world. Benefits of cooking with our skillet are Surface Uniformity=Even heating making cooking easirer, Non-porous surface make sis more rust resistant and Smoothness prevents food from sticking. Yoshikawa Lifestyle Company includes Yukihira pots and lids, EAtCO Japanese style gadgets for cooking and serving and classic black steel woks and frying pans. The pots and lids are made of 18/10 stainless steel with a hammered finish and the pots have removable wood handles. These traditional Japanese cooking vessels having pouring lips on both sides. The classic black steel features a special heat treatment that creates a rust-resistant, non-coated anti-stick surface. All products made in Japan. Ginkgo is a second generation family run company. We have known and worked with the Yoshikawa Family for 40+ years, both companies working with the highest integrity and producing high quality products. A Heritage of Craftsmanship: YOSHIKAWA is a metals manufacturer and producer of fine cookware from Tsubame, Japan--a small seaside town whose artisan tradition of metalworking dates back to the 1600's, when local farmers began hand-making iron nails to support themselves during times of flood. For over 70 years, YOSHIKAWA has carried on the region's passion for high quality metalwork, which has since blossomed from stainless steel flatware to all kinds of household and industrial products.