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Karatto Mesh Strainer


18-8 Stainless Steel

Made in Tsubamesanjo, Japan


  • S: ⌀19.6 x H3.2cm
  • L: ⌀22.6 x H3.2cm


SKU: TBS45115 Category: Tags: , ,

Easily drain the oil from your homemade fried foods with this stainless steel oil cutting dish. The wider mesh lets you drain the oil faster than ever, keeping your food fresh and crispy until served. You can also use it to drain water or to cool off freshly baked bread. Since there are small legs on the bottom, the heat can escape from underneath and cool the bread without getting soggy. 

With the simple design and classic stainless steel colour, you can use it to serve all your favourite fried foods directly on the table. The large mesh makes it easy to clean, and oil stains can be removed without much effort.

Tsubamesanjo 燕三条


Tsubamesanjo, Niigata Prefecture is a town famous for its metal processing and technological evolution. With the history and traditions of such manufacturing still preserved by craftsmen in this area, new advanced industrial technology continues to develop, making Tsubamesanjo homewares ideal products for the modern home, while still living within tradition.

Tsubame and Sanjo, often referred to as “mid-prefecture,” are two cities located almost in the center of Niigata Prefecture. Tsubame-Sanjo is famous for its metal processing, but it is also a region rich in nature – thanks to the Shinano river, Japan’s longest, that runs through the region – and is known as a production center for delicious rice and fruits. Its fertile land has long contributed to a harvest of agricultural products and prosperity.

The tradition of metal fabrication in these two towns dates back over 400 years to the Edo period (1603-1867), with the manufacturing of metal nails marking a turning point in Japan’s industrial revolution. Since then, Tsubame-Sanjo has become one of the world’s leading technological zones, continuously developing new ways to improve and evolve industrial technologies to meet new challenges amid changing times. But time-honoured techniques of the past are not forgotten. Some traditional industries, such as Tsuiki copperware and forging, are still passed down in an unbroken line from generation to generation, while simultaneously embracing present-day lifestyles with contemporary metal products and tools that no modern household can do without. In this way, the manufacturing tradition of Tsubame-Sanjo continues to evolve.


Living within Tradition

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279 East 6th Ave

Vancouver, BC V5T 1J7



Phone: 604 423 3679

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Sunday: 12:00 ~ 17:00

Monday & Tuesday: Closed





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