Tsumugi Hand-Turned Wooden Bowl (Tsubo)


The Art of the Bowl

Tsumugi bowls are designed to follow traditional Japanese food culture that has been preserved through generations. These wooden bowls are hand-turned from Japanese Zelkova wood, which is prized for its quality and grain. 

Each bowl from the Tsumugi collection takes after a traditional Japanese shape. This one was inspired by a tsubo, the shape of a jar, and symbolizes welcoming.  


  • Designer:   Ikumi Ishizaki
  • Material: Keyaki (Japanese zelkova)
  • Size: 105 ×74 mm
  • Available in 2 colors: Dark (polyurethane finish) and Urushi (lacquer finish)
  • Handmade in Japan


GatoMikio was founded in 1908 in Yamanaka Hot Spring, a town famed for wood turning. Intent on preserving the spirit of their original kijishi wood-turners, the company is committed to preserving excellence in craftsmanship and materials while creating functional, modern designs that help propel the craft of woodworking into the future.