Tsumugi Hand-Turned Wooden Bowl (Kine)


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 kine, the wooden mallet used to pound mochi rice cakes. The custom is performed for celebrations and the shape therefore symbolizes joy and rejoicing. 


  • Designer:   Ikumi Ishizaki
  • Material: Keyaki (Japanese zelkova)
  • Size: 115 ×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.