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Katakuchi Suribachi & Surikogi Set
Katakuchi Suribachi & Surikogi Set
Katakuchi Suribachi & Surikogi Set
Katakuchi Suribachi & Surikogi Set
Katakuchi Suribachi & Surikogi Set
Katakuchi Suribachi & Surikogi Set
Katakuchi Suribachi & Surikogi Set
Katakuchi Suribachi & Surikogi Set
Katakuchi Suribachi & Surikogi Set
Katakuchi Suribachi & Surikogi Set
Katakuchi Suribachi & Surikogi Set
Katakuchi Suribachi & Surikogi Set
Katakuchi Suribachi & Surikogi Set

Spouted Earthenware Mortar with Wood Pestle Set

Katakuchi Suribachi & Surikogi Set

TS953

Regular price $ 54.00 Sale

Katakuchi Suribachi & Surikogi Set

Made by MOTOSHIGE, a small potter specialized in making mortars and graters. Based in Iwami region in Shimane Prefecture, in the western Japan, MOTOSHIGE carries on the craftsmanship of historic Iwami-yaki Pottery of the region. Iwami-yaki is known for its rustic look and extra-durable material.
Available in 3 sizes these hand-made creations are both beautiful and functional.
Suribachi & Surikogi are traditional Japanese mortar & pestle and you can use it for grinding sesame seeds, nuts, and spices. You can even grind and mix ingredients in the mortar to create dipping sauces. The grinding grooves on the inside of the mortar are carved by hand and are then glazed, making it difficult for odors to linger and making it easier to clean. The bottom of the mortar also has silicon tracks to prevent from sliding during use.
Because this mortar is so beautiful, once you’ve mixed your sauce, it can double as a serving dish. The spouted lip (called katakuchi in Japanese) makes it easier to pour the contents. This mortar comes with a surikogi (pestle) made from environmentally-sustainably harvested wood. We recommend our Fine Teeth Bamboo Scraper to help get out the all goodness without any waste.
To make ground sesame seeds, we also suggest roasting fine sesame seeds in Horoku Sesame Roaster before for the most aromatic result.
You can also check out the Plate Grater version here.

Colors available: Black / White

Large
  • Size: 7" diameter × 4" high | 18 cm diameter × 10 cm high
  • Weight: 2.2 lbs | 1000 g
  • Surikogi : Size 9" | 24 cm
Medium
  • Size: 6" diameter × 3" high | 15 cm diameter × 8.5 cm high
  • Weight: 1.3 lb | 610 g
  • Surikogi : Size 9" | 24 cm
Small
  • Size: 5"diameter ×  2.5" high | 12 cm diameter × 6.5 cm high
  • Weight: 12 oz | 340 g 
  • Surikogi : Size 3 1/2" | 9 cm
  • Material: Earthenware (mortar) / Natural wood (pestle)
  • Producer: MOTOSHIGE
  • Origin: Shimane, Japan

Usage and Care

  • Mortar is Microwave and Dishwasher Safe
  • The mortar and wooden pestle need to be cleaned and dried soon after use to prevent molds and stains.
  • Avoid a metal or any other rough scrub, as it could damage the surface of the product
  • Non-slip silicon rubber can slip when it is wet.
  • Dry completely before storing it
  • Do not soak the surikogi (pestle) it in the water for a long time. Dry completely before storing it

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.