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Sawara Cypress Handai Sushi Bowl with Lid
Sawara Cypress Handai Sushi Bowl with Lid
Sawara Cypress Handai Sushi Bowl with Lid
Sawara Cypress Handai Sushi Bowl with Lid
Sawara Cypress Handai Sushi Bowl with Lid

Traditional mixing and serving bowl for sushi and more

Sawara Cypress Handai Sushi Bowl with Lid


Regular price $ 215.00 Sale

Yamacoh Co. 

Since 1972, Yamacoh Co. has sought to achieve unity between Japanese beauty and function. The Japanese word, youbi, translates to “functional beauty,” where the essential beauty of something is revealed through functional use. 

Yamacoh woodenware products are made using Japanese woods such as Hinoki and Sawara (types of Japanese Cypress). The wood is known for its delicate lines and smooth surface. In the hands of skilled craftspeople, beauty and function come together. 

Sawara Cypress Handai Sushi Bowl with Lid 

Crafted from fine Sawara Cypress, this is a traditional handai (sushi bowlfor mixing sushi rice that you can serve right out of at the table. You can also decorate the sushi with toppings to create chirashi sushi (sushi rice with scattered toppings) for a beautiful presentation. 

Handai, sometimes also known as hangiri, is a large wooden, flat-bottomed rice bowl that is used in preparing sushi rice. This wooden sushi rice bowl is made from high quality sawara cypress for a smooth, beautiful finish. Designed with a wide mixing base area, this handai wooden sushi rice bowl helps rice cool quickly and is ideal for evenly mixing sushi rice. The wood also helps to naturally absorb any excess moisture from cooked rice, keeping the texture of rice perfectly balanced. 

This handai also comes with a traditional lid. Beyond serving sushi, it’s also great for serving other dishes such as salad, cold noodles, tofu (in ice water) at the table. The lid is also ideal for bringing to pot lucks or picnics. 

  • Size: Small: 11.0" x 4.0" / 28 cm x 10 cm (ideal for up to 2 - 2.5 rice-cups of rice) | Large: 13.0" x 3.5" / 33 cm x 9 cm (ideal for up to 5 rice-cups of rice)
  • Weight: Small: 1.4 lb / 567 g | Large: 2.4 lb / 1 kg
  • Material: Sawara (Japanese Cypress), Copper
  • Producer: Yamacoh
  • Origin: Gifu, Japan

Usage and Care

  • Hand wash ONLY (not dishwasher safe) along the grain of the wood with water and a soft sponge
  • Dry in shaded area before storing (rapid heat due to dish dryer or direct sunlight etc. will cause deformation)
  • Because it is made of cypress, there may be some residual residue (this is hygienic and contains antimicrobial components). If you are concerned, you may wipe it off with vinegar diluted in hot water,
  • Avoid soaking in water
  • Avoid extended exposure to direct sunlight; product may discolor and/or warp
  • Avoid using near exposed flame or electric stoves; items are flammable
  • Please be aware that as the wood is very soft there may be indentations or scratches that are a result of the transit from Japan. They do not affect the functionality or appeal of these products.

Domestic Orders

  • Usually ships out in-stock items within 3 business days of order.
  • We use FedEx, USPS Priority Mail, or USPS First Class Mail to ship our products, depending on the size and weight of the package.
  • Read about the shipping information and terms in our Customer Service Page.
  • Free shipping with purchase of $375 or more! (Within Continental US only. Total purchase amount to qualify excludes free shipping offer items.)

International Orders

  • Usually ship out in-stock within 5 business days of order.
  • We use USPS Priority Mail International for international shipping.
  • We do not accept any returns for international orders. Any additional charges (including but not limited to import tax, custom fees, VAT, brokerage charge) that might incur after the order lands in the destination country must be borne by the recipient.
  • Read about the shipping information and terms in our Customer Service Page.