Yamatada Katoen, which has been making pottery such as mortar and grater for generations since 1794 in the historical pottery producing area. Mino is can be traced back to the middle of the Heian period. It is a mortar made by Mr. Tomoya Kato who is its seventh owner.
As customers asked him to make a "left-handed mortar," he tried every trial and continued pursuing a beautifully balanced appearance even more firmly wearing a comb, regardless of which direction we turn right or left.
And, it was completed over 9 years, this mortar of "ripple comb" (Hamon Kushime) by five combs of straight lines and curved lines.
While looking at the beauty of appearance, you can slide smoothly without choosing your handedness, even if you do not put on your strength. Because it can slide firmly without missing frictional force, it is recommended for those who are left-handed, as well as for women and older people.
I am very satisfied with my order, everything is nicely and thoughtfully packaged, there are no damage of any kind. I am a big fan of Japanese kitchenware and Japanese aesthetics, so thrilled that I find a reliable on line merchant who provides international sales. I will be ordering more in the near future and I have told all my friends about your site. Please keep up the good work, your great service is greatly appreciated.
B.H. from Canada
I have received the package yesterday afternoon, with the written birthday greeting as well! Thank you very much! Now I can bring this gift to my boyfriend on his birthday. Merry Christmas and may God blesses you with good health and peace.
Ms. Wong from Hong Kong
This item is usually shipped in 3 business days. If out of stock, we will inform you of the estimated shipping date.
It is in a size suitable for users living by themselves or with a partner. It could be conveniently used as a vessel two serve pickles or spices, and our staff is using it on a daily vessel as well. As it could also be conveniently used to make baby food, it is also recommended as a gift to congratulate the birth of a child.
Size: About Ø115xH55mm
Weight: About 270g
A size suitable for families. It could be used to grind sesame and grated yam, as well as to smash potatoes. Further, as #6 is large in capacity, it could be used for a wider variety of dishes. It is also perfect as gifts to congratulate wedding or house-moving. Video
Size: About Ø170xH75mm
Weight: About 680g
Founded in 1794. Takada Town, Tajimi City in Gifu Prefecture, is famous for its historical pottery production area, so much that it has its own name "Takada ware," within the group of Mino pottery. The seventh generation, Mr. Tomoya Kato, created a mortar with the ripple-comb pattern.