Miyajima Rice Spatula


  • Handcrafted Japanese rice spatula from Sakura wood
  • The Shamoji or rice paddle is said to have been invented in the 18th century in Hiroshima
  • Hand wash only, avoid soaking in water
  • 8 x 2.75 in

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.