Ohitsu is a traditional tool for storing cooked rice. It would bring out the flavor of rice by moderately cooling down and absorbing excess moisture.
We recommend using Ohitsu as a daily tool keep cooked rice.
We carry Ohitsu made of the highest quality Sawara tree (type of cypress) over 100 years old from Kiso, Nagano. Sawara wood has been traditionally used for kitchen and bath tools for its high durableness.
【KAMA-ASA’s Ohitsu (Cooked rice jar)】
Usually, Ohitsu has a copper band to fix the wood together. The copper band can shift or come off and needs to be fixed when the wood shrinks from dry atmosphere. Also, the color of copper may turn black after usage. Our original KAMA-ASA’s Ohitsu is made by a special technique, which allows hiding the band by inserting inside the wood. There is no need of worrying the band coming off or discoloring. The simple functional design would suit any kind of situation and tabletops.
【Ohitsu (Cooked rice jar)】
We handle classic style Ohitsu with copper bands too.