Suribachi – it’s a bowl with rough inner surface with many lines.
We often use it for crushing / mashing foods (i.e. sesame seeds) with a pestle.
This is an invaluable tool for Japanese cooking.
I use Suribachi a lot in my cooking, too.
Here are some posts that you can find Suribachi.
– Daikon salad – Tahini & Soy sauce dressing
– Miso making workshop ( Jan 10, 2014 )
– Side menu – Spinach dressed with sesame sauce
I love Suribachi. The shapes, its function and just as a bowl.
There is place called “Suribachi kan” in Gifu, Japan.
They are the suribachi specialist. Their amount of production is 60% of all Suribachi market.
It is like a dream world for Suribachi lovers.
This is the beautiful Director of Suribachi-kan, Ms.Kato♪♪
She is amazing prize winner and professional potter as well.
She was so nice and kind, showed me many things. I would like to share with you, too.
All of these suribachi were made here, right next to this building.
This is the very important section, making lines inside. These lines are called, “surime”
Amazingly, this is all handwork!!
I couldn’t believe this handwork!
So quick, so accurate!
It was probably only 10-15 seconds. Wow.
One by one. I feel love in this Suribachi kan. Love for Suribachi.
Ms. Kato loves Japanese antique. Loves the things from old days.
She loves them so much,
and she uses some spaces in the Suribachi-kan to show her great collections!!
It was just a wonderful experience for me.
If you would like to visit here, here is the address and their website.
2321-55 Dachi cho
Toki city, Gifu 509-5401
Maruhon Seitoujo/ Suribachi kan
Tel : 0572-59-8730
Fax : 0572-59-1961