Close up of oroshigane (Japanese grater).
A piece of ginger grated on oroshigane (Japanese grater) with a knob of ginger on the right.
Oroshigane (Japanese grater) on the right and its box on the left.
A map of Japan showing the location of Saitama where oroshigane (Japanese grater ) is made.

Oroshigane Japanese Grater

Regular price $ 16.00

This classic Japanese style grater is perfect for grating a small amount of foods such as ginger, garlic, or citrus zest. Unlike a box grater, the grated food stays on the grater. To clean, simply hold the grater under running water; the water pressure splashes away any food residue.

Because it is made of stainless steel, it feels heavy for its size. The weight gives the grater steadiness so the grating occurs in a smooth motion. The sharp teeth turn even the most fibrous ginger into a fine, smooth paste. Packaged in a retro style box.


  • Stainless steel
  • 4⅜” (L) x 3⅜" (W)
  • Made in Japan

Who Makes It

Shinkousha has been manufacturing and marketing cooking and baking utensils for home and professional use since 1956. Backed by solid technical expertise, their well designed, functional and easy-to-use products are widely used in home and restaurant kitchens.