Ohitsu is a traditional tool for keeping cooked rice. It would bring out the flavor of rice by moderately cooling down and absorbing excess moisture. In other words, Ohitsu is the last tool to use when cooking tasty rice. It is recommendable for using with rice cooked with pots and rice cookers too.
Our original Ohitsu is made by a special technique, which allows hiding the band by inserting inside the wood. Thus, there is no need of worrying the band coming off or discoloring. The simple functional design would suit any kind of situation and tabletops.
This Ohitsu is made of Sawara wood (type of cypress) from Kiso, Nagano. Sawara wood has been traditionally used for kitchen and bath tools for its high durableness. Each Ohitsu is neatly finished by plane.