A suribachi (mortar) and the accompanying surikogi (pestle) are must have items in any Japanese kitchen. They are indispensible when grinding sesame seeds or spices - allowing you to achieve just the right consistency. We fell in love with this version when we first saw it at the Wadaman shop in Osaka. We find the rough shape and simple, hand-painted glaze wonderful. And the pouring spout is so handy when making a dressing.
Wadaman Co., Ltd. is located in Osaka, Japan and has been a sesame manufacturer for more than 130 years. The fourth generation owner, Etsuji Wada, has been personally roasting the seeds for over 40 years. Known as the best roaster in Japan, his skills produce sesame seeds with a delicate & nuanced flavor like none other.