Magewappa Ohitsu (3 Cups)

Brand: Magewa / Yoshinobu Shibata
40,000 yen ($255.04 USD)

Ohitsu are more than just a decorative wood vessel to serve rice. Putting cooked rice in the ohitsu will help to absorb the excess moisture, giving the rice a perfect texture and bringing out is full flavor. Rice left to sit in the Ohitsu will remain soft and flavorful a full day after cooking even at room temperature.

Traditionally, rice would be transferred from a cooker to an ohitsu which would be placed at the edge of a low table on the tatami where family members' bowls could be replenish with rice as needed.

A shamoji rice spoon is included with the Ohitsu.

Magewappa is one of the most beautiful examples of traditional Japanese woodcraft. Natural cedar is stripped, boiled, bent and bound with cherry bark. Previously only Akita cedar over a hundred-fifty years was used in the manufacturing process but in recent years, due to conservation efforts, fine grained natural cedar is sourced also from neighboring prefectures in Northern Japan, including Yamagata, Aomori and Iwate Prefectures. Yoshinobu Shibata and his son Yoshimasa represent two generations of Magewappa artisans that are carrying on the tradition.


  • Dimensions: Dia 20.5cm x H 13cm
  • Volume: For 3 cups
  • Weight: 477g
  • Material: Akita cedar, cherry bark
  • Product No: W-44-50-0
  • Made in Japan