The Ohitsu has been used for many years through Japanese history. It was designed as a way to keep cooked rice moist and fresh. You usually see them on tables at Japanese restaurants as a way of housing your table rice.
Once you have prepared your sushi rice, transfer it to the Ohitsu. The natural wood absorbs the steam and prevents it drying out. The wood slowing infuses the rice with its aroma, giving the rice a more fragrant and delicious taste.
Approx 27cmcm wide