Manufacture and sale of sushi oke,
Chirashi sushi can also be laid out gorgeously
The sushi oke, also referred to as handai or hangiri, is used when serving and carrying sushi, cooking vinegar rice, as well as cooking and serving chirashi sushi.
At Shimizu Mokuzai, we manufacture and sell classic wooden sushi okes made from the domestic Kiso Sawara wood.
The sushi okes of Shimizu Mokuzai are thick and durable, making them products you can use long-term.
Thick, sturdy build
We only use carefully selected
heartwood (red colored part) of
Kiso Sawara with a high resistance
to water and durability, after
cutting the logs in-house.
A smooth flat surface
crafted by an artisan.
- Manufacture and sale of sushi oke, Handai, Hangiri.
- Taking Care of your Sushi oke (wooden container for sushi), Handai, or Ohitsu
(wooden container for rice)
Point of consideration when choosing a size
If you intend to use it for cooking,
we recommended selecting a larger size
than the standard size.
With dishes likes chirashi sushi, you will need to add in ingredients other than rice while cooking, therefore it would be easier to mix ingredients if you were to choose a larger size than that required for just the amount of rice that you wish to prepare.
Please consider the following when choosing:
|2 to 3 people||3-go: 30 cm|
|3 to 4 people||5-go: 33 cm|
|5 to 6 people||7-go: 36 cm|
Rice 1-go =
about 150g When cooked, the volume increases to about 2.3 times the original amount Approximately two Japanese rice bowls’ worth ×2
Rice 1-sho = Rice 10-go =
1-go× 10 Approximately one hundred Japanese rice bowls’ worth× 20
Please note that for our products, the amount of rice that one could potentially cook has been listed.
In the case of the family sized sushi oke
Outer diameter 33 cm × height 9 cm Fits approximately 3-go.A little over half is a standard.Considering the ingredient enters here, for 3 people (about 2-go) are appropriate.Choosing a larger sushi oke will make mixing the rice easier once cooked.
The size will change depending on whether you are using the sushi oke for serving or cooking;please ensure that you choose the appropriate size for the number of people and the purpose.
Recommended Sushi Okes
To enjoy with a friend, we recommended the following size.
Sushi oke with a lid 9-sun
- Sushi oke: 27cm Height 13cm
- Lid: Outer diameter 27 cm
- Height 4 cm
- Capacity: about 3-go
- Sushi oke
- ¥4,950 (tax excluded)
To enjoy as a family, we recommend the following size.
Sushi oke with a lid 1-shaku
- Sushi oke: Outer diameter 33 cm Height 13 cm
- Lid: Outer diameter 33 cm Height 4 cm
- Capacity: about 5-go
- Sushi oke
- ¥6,500 (tax excluded)
For a large number of people, we recommended the following size.
Sushi oke with a lid 3-shaku
- Sushi oke: Outer diameter 39 cm Height 14 cm
- Lid: Outer diameter 39 cm Height 13 cm
- Capacity: about 7-go
- Sushi oke
- ¥8,300(tax excluded)
Large size sushi oke, Handai, Hangiri – Commercial-use sizes
A commercial-use sized sushi oke with an outer diameter of 45 to 90 cm.We accept orders
from as few as one piece for each size.Our products are used by business across Japan.
We would also be happy to customize the dimensions, so please feel free to contact us.
In the case of Handai (sushi oke) with diameters in excess of 54cm,
you can select from several hoop types.
Copper sushi oke hoop
Stainless sushi oke hoop
Copper twisted sushi oke hoop
In the case of Handai (sushi oke) with diameters in excess of 51cm, we reinforce the bottom of the Handai with bamboo.
Before using it for the first time
Please remove the wood resin from the sushi oke.In order to this, please put water into the oke, add about 35ml to 55ml of vinegar and stir.(Water that has been used to wash rice can be used instead of rice vinegar)
Once two to three hours have passed, rinse the product before using.
(You can use it without removing the resin from the sushi oke, but there may be cases when the rice ends up with a strong after-taste, particularly after the first use)
How to use a sushi oke to make delicious chirashi sushi
When you put rice into a sushi oke, first mix the rice gently and remove any extra moisture.
We recommended storing the rice at room temperature outside of direct sunlight after letting the vinegar rice cool down.
As only the portion of the rice that has had vinegar put on it is moister than the rest, along with the heat, vinegar rice becomes more delicious if you remove just the right amount of moisture as well.
We sell sushi okes, Handai, Hangiri, okes, wood baths, and other manufactured wooden products.
Please feel free to contact us about any repairs or any other concerns.