Sori Yanagi Stainless Steel Perforated Colander


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Product Information

  • Brand:Sori Yanagi
  • Material:18-8 Stainless steel
  • Product type:Colanders
  • Country of origin:Japan (Tsubame, Niigata)
  • 16cm:Dimensions (approx): Outer diameter: 164 mm, Height: 63 mm, Item weight (approx): 100 g, Shipping weight (approx): 120 g
  • 19cm:Dimensions (approx): Outer diameter: 193 mm, Height: 69 mm, Item weight (approx): 132 g, Shipping weight (approx): 160 g
  • 23cm:Dimensions (approx): Outer diameter: 238 mm, Height: 86 mm, Item weight (approx): 190 g, Shipping weight (approx): 220 g
  • 27cm:Dimensions (approx): Outer diameter: 276 mm, Height: 103 mm, Item weight (approx): 240 g, Shipping weight (approx): 270 g
  • 4-Piece Set:Shipping weight (approx): 770 g

Key Features

  • Useful for fast and thorough straining.
  • Easy to clean.
  • SORI YANAGI mixing bowls and colanders can be used together in various ways to make cooking easier.


Sori Yanagi was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1915. His father, Soetsu Yanagi started “Mingei (Japanese folk art)” promotion, which valued hand-crafted art of ordinary people and discovered beauty in everyday ordinary objects. Soetsu also helped to establish the Nihon Mingeikan, the Folk Crafts Museum of Japan.

Sori entered Tokyo Art School in 1934, where he studied both art and architecture. He was impressed by Le Corbusier as well as by Charlotte Perriand when she worked in Japan in the early 1940s, and he got more interested in “design and objects” rather than paintings and buildings.

After World War II, Sori designed many kinds of products such as furniture, three-wheeled vehicle, Olympic cauldron, and pedestrian overpass. The water kettle was one of his most famous designs, which included the Butterfly chair in 1954 as well as his porcelain and silverware series.

Nihon Yoshokki Co Ltd was founded in 1955 in Tsubame City, Niigata Prefecture, Japan, which is the center of cutlery and steel manufacturing. It manufactures most of the Sori Yanagi-designed kitchenware and tableware.

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    Aleksandra S.
    Canada Canada
    An excellent product!

    As always, Japanese design and quality is superb. I bought two different colander sizes. Food drains very well. The colanders are molded perfectly for ease of use. So far I have been using it for cold food only. Highly recommended.

    Netherlands Netherlands
    Beautiful Set of bowls and colanders

    I got both the colanders and the bowls that they nest in and they are absolutely beautifully designed and crafted. To use them is a pleasure and they work exactly like I hoped they would. I am very happy with them and forsee longterm use of them! Thank you for a beautiful product.

    Grover B.
    love it

    Best strainer I have ever used, love love love

    United States United States
    Best colander I have ever used

    I have been using these Sori Yanagi colanders for several months now and am very happy I found them. There is absolutely nothing better on the market right now. They're dishwasher safe (although depending on your dishwasher may not fully dry at the end of the cycle, due to size of the holes that allow the water tension to keep small droplets in). They pair up perfectly with Sori Yanagi mixing bowls, but they will also fit other bowls quite nicely, assuming the diameters and depths are appropriate for each size.