Garlic, wasabi, ginger… You always need a condiment grater. Most of them do the job with two options: blades or tips, which often means that you can’t grate all the way through – unless you want to add a bit of finger meat to the dish – and also leads to a lot of sponge sacrifices when washing up.
But now Tomita has come up with a grater without blades nor tips that allows ingredients to be grated completely, saving many fingers and sponges in the process!
The design of the grater is inspired by the intertwining of basketry, while the body is made of odour-resistant 18-8 stainless steel.
What is ‘Hyakunen Monogatari’?
‘Hyakunen Monogatari’ is a global brand, the result of a collaboration between workshops in Niigata Prefecture and NICO (Niigata Industrial Creation Organization).
Since the project began in 2003, the brand has launched several cutting-edge collections, and efforts to develop and promote products that combine the prefecture’s resources have been recognised both in Japan and abroad as the first of their kind in the region, winning such awards as the Good Design Award and the Asia Design Award.
The concept of the ‘Hyakunen Monogatari’ brand is based on ‘objects for creating, appreciating and transmitting a way of life and culture that we will cherish for another 100 years’.
Thus, the project pursues promotional activities in parallel with the production of innovative products, based on ‘development themes’ linked to long-term trends in the global market and focused on communicating the strengths of the Niigata region: its technological power and the attractions of its climate and topology.
Located in the city of Tsubame, the metalworking capital of Niigata, the company has been adapting to trends and consumer needs for over 50 years, thanks to its mastery of metalworking processes, from the most demanding to the most ordinary, and its products are regularly selected as part of the ‘Hyakunen Monogatari’ project because of their functional and aesthetic qualities.