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[Onigiri Iron Plate]

At a bookstore in Yaesu where I stopped by the other day, I opened a newly launched magazine by Harumi Kurihara. Among the beautiful photos and articles, I couldn't help but ooh and aah when I spotted an Ogasawara Rikucho Onigiri Iron Plate (rice ball grilling plate). In the photo, it looks quite well used, and the baked onigiri looks savory and delicious.

I was drawn to the beauty that can only be created by tools that have been used and used well, and I wanted to read the articles carefully, so I bought the magazine. I was again impressed by the presence of a craft that is beautiful only when it is used.

Rikucho Ogasawara's Onigiri Iron Plate
https://www.shokunin.com/en/rikucho/onigiri.html
『栗原はるみ』(講談社)
https://www.yutori.co.jp/shop/pg/1harumi-magazine/