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Rice Storage Box




100% “Kiri” Paulownia wood, Rice scoop (cup) included.

Made in Japan

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5kg: W30 x D24 x H18 cm

10kg: W30 x D24 x H27 cm

SKU: AZM8765 Categories: , Tags: , , ,

This rice storage box is beautifully made using only “Kiri” (paulownia) wood. A smooth and sublimely fitted top lid, replete with an effortlessly sliding access panel for quick scoops of rice, is removable for when the box requires refilling or a seasonal cleaning.


What is “Kiri”? One of the most reliable materials traditionally used for preserving clothing or food in Japan, Kiri (paulownia) wood is rich in tannin and sesamin, and has natural antiseptic and insect repelling properties. The wood fibre is porous, resulting in an almost magical lightweight quality.

Already representing the perfect material for rice storage, Kiri wood also offers a natural control of moisture to its long list of beneficial properties. As such, this stunningly simple yet elegantly designed Azmaya’s Rice Storage box protects grains and rice from insect damage or moulds, a common problem in Japanese kitchens suffering from high humidity and dramatic seasonal shifts of climate.


Indicative of the fine craftsmanship of Kasukabe City in Saitama Prefecture, known for their production of Kiri wooden products, not a single nail, fastener, hinge or metal fitting has been used in the construction of this product. Functional and beautiful, this is a perfect storage solution for rice and many other ingredients in your kitchen. 

  • Before starting to use it for the first time, please wipe it with a wet cloth that has been tightly wrung out.


  • Due to the insect repellent effect of “kiri” paulownia wood, insects do not grow in the rice container itself, but insects and insect eggs mixed in the rice cannot be killed. If insects do come out, wipe the inside with a tightly wrung wet cloth and dry it in the shade for a whole day.


  • Avoid wiping with detergent or bleach, as this may cause the paulownia to deteriorate or be damaged.


  • Do not place it in direct sunlight as excessive drying may cause deformation.



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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