Our Everyday Oryoki set is perfect for daily use at home or taking on retreats. It includes a set of 3 nesting bowls made from melamine, a durable plastic, chopsticks, spoon, a cleaning stick (setsu), utensil cloth container, place mat, and cloth napkin. You may add a silicone spatula for $6. The spatula is dishwasher safe, and the silicone tip is removable.
Oryoki is a meditative form of eating that evolved in the Buddhist monasteries of China and Japan. Oryoki means “just enough” and refers both to the simple and efficient form of eating as well as the taking of enough food to keep one’s practice strong.
The utensils include a spoon, chopsticks, and traditional setsu scraper. The chopsticks are ironwood, and made in Japan. The spoon and setsu are palmwood, and made in Thailand. Instructions for traditional setsu assembly and two squares of cloth are included.
The cloths include a wrapping cloth, wiping cloth, utensil sleeve, and top cloth. They are 100% cotton and come in black, navy blue, white, grey, or burgundy.
The bowls are dishwasher safe and the wood utensils are best hand washed.
Utensil Sleeve: 11″x3″
Ironwood Chopsticks: 9″