Brown Suribachi Mortar
Brown Suribachi Mortar -The Brown Suribachi is the Japanese version of the mortar and pestle. It consists of an earthenware bowl glazed on the outside.  The inside of the Brown Suribachi bowl has a ridged pattern to facilitate grinding. It is used with a wooden pestle and the wood is used to keep the pestle from wearing down the ridges in the mortar.