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Umezawa Sawara Cypress Sushi Oke Wooden Bowl 36cm

Japanese Taste

You can prepare sushi rice and chirashi sushi (scattered sushi) with this wooden hangiri bowl. Enjoy your homemade sushi dishes with this authentic Japanese cooking tool.

The base material of this hangiri is made of over 200-year-old natural sawara: a kind of cypress that is native to Japan and known for its excellent moisture resistance, hardness, and quick drying. Compared with artificially planted sawara, the natural one is less likely to shrink even under heavy use, so copper belts (attached to the outer surface for reinforcement) on the bowl rarely fall off.

Another reason natural sawara is well suited with rice is that it has oil in its wood grain. This helps the cooked rice cool down faster, prevents it from getting mushy, and makes it look shiny. The bowls made with plastic and glass do not have these functions.

The inner surface of the wooden barrel is manually shaved by professional artisans. By shaving it with a plane instead of sandpaper allows the wood to maintain its toughness and waterproof quality.

Instructions

Generally, it is necessary to soak the sushi bowl in the water before adding the rice, but with this sushi bowl, there is no need to do this.

To make sushi rice, mix boiled rice with sushi vinegar directly in the bowl.

After use, keep the hangiri bowl dry. From its second use, wipe the inner surface lightly with a wet cloth; this prevents the rice from sticking to the bowl.

Check out a lid for this wooden barrel if you have an interest.

Details

  • Material: Natural sawara cypress (body) / copper (belt)
  • Size: Approx. φ36.3cm × 9.5cm (outer diameter) / φ33.5cm × 7.8cm (inner diameter)
  • Recommended cooking capacity: Approximately 1.05kg
  • Manufacturer name: Umezawa Mokuzai Kougeisya
  • Notes: Avoid washing this product with chlorine-based detergent. To prevent mold and the like, dry this product thoroughly when unused. The lid is sold separately.
  • Made in Japan