Rice Storage Box (Backordered - will be shipped end of March)

$ 130.00 USD

Japanese rice storage box made with paulownia wood Kiri designed in the minimalist style to fit in any kitchen.
Kiri (paulownia wood) has been used for storage containers whether it is for food or clothing/textiles since the ancient times in Japan. Kiri is full of substances such as tannin, paulownin and sesamin which are known to have insects repelling effects and it has a very good control of moisture. The kiri storage box is the perfect choice for keeping row rice away from mould or insects while being lightweight yet durable.  

The storage box is carefully handcrafted by skilled artisans without using nails or any metal fittings. The lid has a sliding opener and the entire lid can be easily removed for cleaning. A square rice measuring cup is also included. 

Rice can be stored in this storage box all year around if placed in a cool open place avoiding high humidity or direct sunlight. When the rice gets low do not add more to it, but completely empty the box once and place the new rice. Clean the inside with firmly wrung wet cloth, dry the inside well and then put the rice inside.

Measurements: W30cm x D24cm x H18cm / Approx. W11.8" x D9.45" x H7"
Volume: 5kg
Materials: Kiri (Paulownia Wood)
Designed and Made in Japan


Azmaya produces "tools" for everyday living that have been produced and used in the Japanese lifestyle since long ago. Their products are practical, functional and always have the Japanese traditional aesthetic. Azmaya collaborates with artisans, designers, crafts people and independent manufacturers from all over Japan to create contemporary housewares using traditional techniques and materials.


All orders are shipped from Japan using Japan Post mail services or Yamato Transport service. You may select your preferred way of shipping - you will see the shipping options with cost and time estimate upon checkout or at shipping calculator which appears at the bottom of the cart page. (*Temporarily we are unable to ship to certain countries as international mail services are suspended due to COVID-19.)

See here for the full information on shipping.

Shipping cost is determined by weight of the package and destination and it depends on the shipping option you select.

Orders are typically shipped within 1-5 business days of your purchase.



Currently EMS and Airmail services with Japan Post are suspended since April due to COVID-19 so we are temporarily shipping with either of the following options:

Yamato Transport / UPS EXPEDITED*: 1-2 weeks / Starts from $28
International Parcel by Sea/Surface: About 2 months (it can take over 3 months to the US) / Starts from $19

*You may be collected custom fee upon arrival of package and this is responsible of the customer not Uguisu.
*There are certain items that can not be sent by Yamato Transport such as tea and aroma mist.



Registered Airmail: 5-15 Business Days / Starts from $7
EMS: 5-7 Business Days / Starts from $20


Registered Airmail: 5-15 Business Days / Starts from $7
EMS: 5-7 Business Days / Starts from $22

*You may be collected custom fee upon arrival of package and this is responsible of the customer not Uguisu.

Returns Policy

We will only provide a refund in the event of damaged or defective items that we cannot replace. If you wish to return or exchange an item you must first contact us within 7 days of arrival by email at hello [at]

We will not be able to accept return or exchange of items if contacted after 7 days of arrival, so please make sure to open the package and check the contents as soon as the package arrives.

All customers are responsible for shipping costs as well as duties on all returned items. We can not refund shipping if the package has already been shipped.

When the package for your order gets returned to us after no re-delivery is arranged when you needed to, we can resend you the package but you will need to pay for the postage again. If you choose to cancel the items, we can refund the amount for the purchased items but not the postage as it has already been shipped and is totally non-refundable.