Beautiful mortar for right and left handed people. This original waved mortar was designed by Japanese pottery, Yamagata Touen, which has a great history since 1794. The seventh generation, Tomoya Kato, has invented this special functional mortar after 9 years of trials and errors. This waved mortar helps keep ingredients stay on the bottom instead of going up around the mortar which makes it easy and faster to grind. Food can be ground with more freshness and scent due to less heat from rubbing. Both right and left handed people, and elderly people can use it comfortably. Great to grinds ingredients into a fine paste or powder including baby food. It is perfect for a sesame or basil grinder. This sophisticated design allows you to serve this mortar onto the table right after grinding your ingredients or making dressing. You can also use this dish as a small bowl. Pottery products are often easy to absorb moisture and that triggers color change on the dish. That creates special, one of a kind dish for you. **Does not come with pestle.
- Size / 6.8 inches (17.5 cm) x 6.4 inches (16.5 cm) Height 3 inches (7.8 cm) Weight / Black 1.3 lbs (600 g) Brown 1.35 lbs (616 g) Capacity / about 30 oz (900 cc) (filled with water)
- Material / Pottery Texture / Shiny (outside)
- Made in Japan (Mino-ware)
- Microwave, dishwasher safe, no direct fire or oven
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