Sawara cypress is very similar to the Japanese cypress (hinoki) but its aroma is not as strong, making it suitable for storing sushi rice. It is a rough grain wood with a matte finish, and absorbs excess moisture from the rice to prevent sogginess, and make it the perfect texture for sushi. This hand made wooden sushi jar is both elegant and practical, and perfect for high end sushi bars.

Edobitsu Wooden Sushi Rice Holder

  • Before first use

    • Add some water and 3 tablespoons of vinegar in the barrel, spread it all over the interior, and leave for approximately 3 hours
    • Wash lightly

    After use care

    • Wash with water or hot water and wipe with a cloth

    Please use a detergent with a neutral odor

    • Completely dry by exposing to sunlight
    • Store in the box


    *Please be aware that the copper rings are slightly oversized so they fit perfectly around the jar during the more humid season. If it slides off, it is not a manufacturing defect.