Yamatada Ceramique Mortar Molded Medium Straw Ash
This mortar is shaped with molder, and other processes such as making grinding and glazing are done by hands.
The shape of Suribachi is slightly different from all-handmade JUJU version, but the glaze and grinding performance are exactly the same.
Japanese mortar (suribachi, literally grinding bowl in English) has the lines unlike that of most of the other countries. They’re made for grinding foods finely with less power.
Yamatada mortar's grinding area look like swirling where other Japanese mortar has lines straight down. It prevents ingredients from moving upwards of a mortar, they keep staying in the swirl while grinding. It makes even grinding food much faster with lesser effort, comparing with normal mortar, and It also reduces frictional heat, which keeps scent of food.
Usually Japanese mortar is easy to use for right-handed people (the direction of the lines are made so), though my mortar can grind both clockwise and anti-clockwise. People who are left-handed can use comfortably too.
We also have the pestles (surikogi, literally grinding stick in English) that match to my mortar.
They are made of Japanese natural wood.
Size : 7.5 in x 2.9 in
Weight : 23.6 oz
Capacity: 21.6 oz
Material : Ceramic
Microwave : ○
Direct Fire : x
IH : ×
Oven : x
Dish Washer : x
Sizes and weights are approximate.
*They are handmade one of a kind piece, and each item has slightly different shape, size, and glaze. Pictures shown are taken with one sample piece.
*If you would like to see actual item you receive, please contact us for pictures.