Shio-Tsubo Salt or Condiments Pottery Pot

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A 'perfect pinch' of salt or condiments

Shio-Tsubo Salt Pot has a beautiful soft round shape with a light-weight lid for easy removal. Made with Shigaraki coarse clay,  the pot naturally absorbs excess moisture from the salt and simultaneously keeps the humidity inside the pot at a constant.


The beautiful and handy salt pot is ideal to use both in the kitchen and at a dining table.

● Made in Shiga Prefecture, Japan

●  D8 x W8 x H8 cm

● Capacity 190ml

● Weight: 190 g

● Options: Black or White glaze.

Care Instructions


● DO NOT use on stove, oven or microwave.

● The pot is a vessel that uses the humidity control function that the pottery has, so please do not use it to preserve liquids and foods with high moisture.

● When washing the pot, wash with sodium bicarbonate or boiling water is recommended. When using detergent please note the scent transfer.

● To prevent mould and spots, please avoid wash and put on a long time. Also, please dry well before use.

●  water (and baking soda) is recommended when washing the pot instead of dish soap, as the pot could absorb the smell of the soap.

● It is not recommended you store liquid or any food with high moisture content in the pot.

● In a very humid environment, the salt in the pot could solidify easily. Shake the pot to prevent the salt from solidifying as necessary.  

● Avoid any sharp temperature change on the product, as it could cause cracking.

● Do not freeze the product, as it might crack.

● If you soak the pot in water, the colour could change, but that's the natural characteristics of the earthenware and it's safe to use.

● Depending on the humidity level and the type of salt inside, the outside of the pot could become wet or crystallized minerals could appear. That's also normal and the sign of the pot is working well to control the humidity level inside. You can simply wipe the pot or use a placemat.  

● Black and white dots on the surface are not problematic in quality with the ingredients such as iron and silica required to keep the roughness and porosity of the clay.


Hechimon - Artisan Collection from Shigaraki

Marui Seito is a third-generation Shigaraki-yaki (Shigaraki ware) producer based in the town of Shigaraki in Shiga Prefecture. At Marui Seito, their craftsmen are committed to creating a wide range of pottery pieces with unremitting efforts to meet the needs of people since the Taisho period. Hechimon is Marui Seito's signature Shigaraki-yaki tableware collection. The brand name, Hechimon, is derived from the Japanese word used by the Shigaraki-yaki craftsmen for "one of a kind" or unique things. Just as no two people are the same, no two Shigaraki-yaki pieces will be identical. Embracing various shapes and patterns that both nature and craftsmen bring about, the name, Hechimon, represents the craftsmen's playfulness and truthfulness to their products.

Shigaraki-Yaki - One of the Six Ancient Kilns in Japan

Situated right below Lake Biwa and close to Kyoto, Shigaraki is one of the oldest pottery centres in Japan, and its pottery producing history dates back over 1,200 years. Shigaraki-yaki (Shigaraki ware) is known as one of the six ancient kilns in Japan, and in 1976 Shigaraki-yaki was designated as one of Japan’s Traditional Handicrafts.