The rice spatula or shamoji is a standard tool in Japan. It is typically used for scooping sticky sushi rice into bowls. This particular design features clean lines and is made of Japanese cherry birch wood.
The shamoji is said to have been invented on the island of Miyajima, in Hiroshima Bay. In the 18th century, a vision of the shamoji came to the monk Seishin in a dream. Since then, the form has remained the same, and shamojis are hand carved by artisans on that island to this day.
Made in Japan.
Approximately 7 3/4 x 2 1/2 inches
Hand wash and dry only