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Kinoe Ladle Series


Stainless Steel, Rose Wood

Made in Tsubamesanjo, Japan


  • Shallow ladle: Φ8.5 x L26cm (70ml)
  • Otama ladle: Φ8.5 x L26cm (80ml)
  • Side spout ladle: Φ8.5 x L26cm (50ml)
  • Side spout skimmer: Φ8.5 x L26cm (50ml)


The Kinoe series of stainless steel ladles is made to function in both professional and home kitchens, using safe and durable materials that can be used for many years. The mirror-finished stainless steel is sturdy and hygienic, and the rose wood handle is finished with a special coating that helps prevent deterioration. Each ladle is manufactured by skilled craftsmen to be tough and long-lasting.


  • Shallow ladle —> Classic and handy style suited for soup, curry, and various purposes.
  • Otama ladle —> Deep ladle that easily scoops soup and its ingredients together.
  • Side spout ladle —> Ideal for precise pouring of sauces, gravies, and salad dressings.
  • Side spout skimmer —> Excellent for safely removing food from hot liquids and oil, blanching vegetables, skimming foam from broth and removing congealed food off the top of liquids.

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

Shop Location


279 East 6th Ave

Vancouver, BC V5T 1J7



Phone: 604 423 3679

e-mail: info@itsumo.ca




Shop Hours


Wednesday ~ Saturday: 12:00 ~ 18:00

Sunday: 12:00 ~ 17:00

Monday & Tuesday: Closed


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