The suribachi, or Japanese mortar, is a pottery bowl that features a glazed exterior and ridged interior for efficient grinding. Durable and lightweight, the suribachi is used in conjunction with the surikogi, or wooden pestle, for maximum longevity. The beautiful earthenware exterior and distinctive traditional design make this a standout piece. Ideal for pulverizing sesame seeds, herbs and spices, the suribachi is a welcome addition to any kitchen. Available in five sizes for your convenience.