Vermicular | Heritage | 80+ Years of Japanese Craftsmanship

Through 80 years of craft and a deep appreciation for the natural exquisiteness of ingredients, Vermicular is elevating home cooking into an artform in which chefs of all levels can delight in.

From the start

From the start

Since 1936, the Hijikata family’s factory has been renowned for its ability to cast and machine iron with extreme accuracy. However, when the industrial momentum of the mid-20th century came to a close, the Aichi Dobby factory’s business slowed significantly.

Two brothers, one shared passion

Two brothers, one shared passion

Enter the Hijikata brothers—the heirs to the Aichi Dobby factory, who repurposed its cast iron mastery with an aspiration to create cookware that would inspire chefs of all levels. After three years of rigorous trials, Vermicular was born. It quickly became the centerpiece of Japanese kitchens, creating community around the joy of cooking at home.

Craftsmanship that spans generations

Craftsmanship that spans generations

Instilling a new purpose with Aichi Dobby’s time honored expertise, Vermicular engineers cookware that lasts a lifetime, for families to enjoy and pass down—inspiring a love of cooking for the next generation to come.

A key name.

What’s in a name? For Vermicular, it’s a signature to what makes our cookware remarkable. Vermicular graphite iron is a unique element, known for being difficult to manipulate and for having the hybrid characteristics of exceptional heat conduction and durability. We created a new alloy from this iron that allowed us to improve our enamel process. It helped make us singular in the cookware space, thus we honor through our name.


Health at the forefront

Health at the forefront

At Vermicular, creating cookware that seals in the most nutritious properties of an ingredient is incredibly important. This focus on health extends beyond cooking and to the actual design of the cookware. All Vermicular cookware is cadmium and lead-free, so you can enjoy it daily without worry.

Built on simplicity

Built on simplicity

Putting a great emphasis on simplicity is the foundation of washoku, Japanese cuisine. Vermicular honors this simplicity through its products, but more importantly through the ethos we are built on. Every dimple, handle, and colorway is designed to enable love and friendship to flourish over an impeccable meal.

Craftsmanship that spans generations.

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