Iga Mortar



Clay Ceramic

Made in Japan


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The Azmaya mortar bowl features a delicate combed interior, providing the ideal surface type for grinding sesame seeds, beans, miso, tofu and many other herbs and spices.

Use in combination with the Azmaya Wooden Pestle and you will unfold the most enticing and delicious flavours for all your home cooked meals!


Handcrafted using traditional techniques, Iga-ware uses clay and natural glazes local to the Iga region (Mie Prefecture) which are extremely resistant to heat and react well to repeated firing. Iga clay offers an elevated level of hardness while the pebbles in the clay result in natural character and texture.


The solidly rustic style provides an organic and easy presence in your kitchen, while the simple beauty of the outer glaze builds on the functionality of the bowl by allowing it to double as an elegant serving dish. After grinding your seasonings, simply add the rest of your ingredients and serve to your friends and family directly from the bowl. 


After use, gently clean the interior comb with a Tawashi brush, dry it well and store in a well-ventilated area. Do not use metal cleaning utensils, as it may damage the fine ridges.


Due to the handcrafted quality of these products, individual differences in shade, gloss & size of glaze are to be expected.

In order to best protect the Iga Bowl ceramic from stain or odour, before first use, please follow the care instructions provided.

Before using it for the first time, please follow this care instruction in order to protect the ceramic from stain or odor.

  1. Place the vessel with the rice water* (white cloudy water left after rinsing rice) in a pot.
  2. Boil it for about 10 minutes.
  3. Wipe off the slimy moisture with a soft cloth, and dry well.

*You can also use white flour water instead of rice water

Handwash and dry well. Store it in a dry area.

Microwave safe.


Since 1997


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Making the best use of skilled Japanese craftsmanship, Azmaya collaborates with artisans, designers, and small local manufactures to revive an old Japanese aesthetic sense.

From beautifully crafted tableware and functionally calculated kitchenware, their specialized housewares are made with a consistent commitment to using traditional techniques and only the highest quality materials found in Japan.   

While respecting the traditions of Japanese craftwork, Azmaya creates something new by modifying the design to match tested Japanese “tools” with the present age. The collection features minimalist design reflecting the high level of skill and superior techniques of the artisans today.

Easy to use, made to last. Our new standard in everyday life.

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