top of page

Shipping is calculated by computer and is not always accurate. When in doubt, feel free to email me a list of the items you would like to order, and I'll get back to you with an accurate amount. Another option is to place the items you'd like in your cart, take a picture of your screen with the order, and email it to me. If you use the web page shipping algorithm and are overcharged, I'll certainly notify you and refund the difference.

When in doubt, please contact me first.


A suribachi used to be found in every Japanese kitchen–it was used for much the same purpose as a kitchen blender is used today. Glazed on the outside and grooved on the inside, the ridges help to grind out any lumps that may have formed during the mixing or steaming steps, yielding smooth, elastic paste.

roughly 10.5" across top


A surikogi is the pestle used with the suribachi. Any wooden pestle will do–even a broomstick handle or billy club will work in a  pinch. The item I sell is the traditional Japanese version.

suribachi and sugikogi, grinding bowl and pestle

  • Programs John Offers Related to This Topic

    I also conduct a full range of natural dye and katazome paste resist programs via Zoom and in person. Be sure to check out my workshop page or sign up for my newsletter to be the first to find out!

bottom of page