Searching all of Japan for handcrafted items that express its heart and soul, our proprietor, KASHIYUKA, presents things that bring a bit of luxury to everyday life. This time out she came across a pure copper grater, favored by professional cooks. This grater’s tiny teeth are set at a workshop in Saitama prefecture.
Ōya Seisakusho [Ōya Manufacturing] was established in 1928, and has been making copper graters for three generations. The copper base plate is made in Niigata prefecture. Here in the town of Wako, in Saitama prefecture, the process of metate, setting of the tiny teeth one by one, using a chisel and hammer, is performed.