This article will introduce popular kitchen tools that are made in Japan, including versatile pitchers, a tumbler, and trays. All of these can be bought online, and we have scored them based on price, material, design, and ease of use to aid you in your shopping journey.
1. QuickPour Airtight Pitcher with Locking Spout Japanese Made
This high-quality, sturdy pitcher is made in Japan and is a quite handy kitchen tool, as it can be stored sideways in the refrigerator and can be opened and poured using just one hand. Such a good-quality piece for this price is quite a steal! The lid can also easily be taken off and the pitcher can be washed in a dishwasher, so it can be cleaned whenever you need!
Size: 12” x 6” x 4” (30.5 cm x 15.24 cm x 10.16 cm)
Color: 2.3 Qt - Clear with Black / White Top
Brand: Pratico Kitchen
2. 2016/ TAF Pitcher (Blue-Red) | Imari-Arita Ware
Imari-Arita ware is famous worldwide, and this pitcher is actually one of them. It was crafted in Sweden at TAF, a studio founded by Gabriella Gustafson and Mattias Ståhlbom. It is special due to its modern and simple design, and the large spout adorably resembles a beak. It may seem a bit pricey due to it being high quality, but owning even just one is sure to greatly change the vibe of any kitchen.
Size: φ4.25" W7.87" H5.39" (φ10.8 cm * W20.0 cm * H13.7 cm)
Color: Blue / Red* *Currently sold out
Brand: 2016/ TAF (Imari-Arita Ware)
Related article: ▶ Imari-Arita Ware Guide: Japanese Ceramics (Porcelain)
3. Thermo Mug Urushi Mobile Tumbler Bird And Beast Caricature (Red)
This stunning piece is crafted using Echizen lacquerware techniques which have been around for 1,500 years. It is a screw-lid portable tumbler, with fantastic sealing and thermal properties that truly make it worth its price. As it is reusable, it is quite eco-friendly. We also recommend it in black.
Size: Φ3.81" * H5.43" (Φ9.7 cm * H13.8 cm)
Color: Red / Black
Brand: TAKUMIICHI (Echizen Lacquerware)
Related article: ▶ Japanese Crafts: A Guide to Echizen Lacquerware
4. Acacia Wood Serving Tray with Handles Set of 2
The original use for a tray of this shape was to carry dishes from the kitchen to the table, but considering the size, it could also be used as a bed tray. This tray will certainly liven up your mealtimes. It is made of plywood, but that should not be a problem due to the price point.
Size: 16” x 12” x 1.6” (40.64 cm x 30.5 cm x 4 cm)
5. Apple Tree Tray | Tsugaru Vidro
This tray is made with apple wood and as apple wood is very twisted, it is quite difficult to work with. Moreover, it emanates a gentle fragrance, which becomes more aromatic over time. It is meant to be used for a long time after being purchased, so you might as well buy a quality one!
Size: φ5.90" * H0.55" (φ15.0 cm * H1.4 cm)
Brand: HOKUYO GLASS (Tsugaru Vidro)
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*These products may not be able to be shipped to certain countries. Please see the retailer's website for more information.
The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.