Miyajima Rice Spatula
In the Japanese town of Hatsukaichi lives the world’s largest rice scoop. Roughly 25 feet long and weighing in at a cool 5,000 pounds, this shamoji is of special significance to the people of Itsukushima (popularly known as Miyajima, or “shrine island”). It was on this island that the form of the shamoji came to a Buddhist monk in a dream. Now used all over Japan, this paddle is ideal for stirring and serving rice, as well as crushing vegetables.