"Oroshigane" means grater in Japanese. This one is a popular model in Japan and is excellent for a wide variety of grating tasks. The most popular use is grating wasabi root and ginger but also radishes and garlic are frequently grated on this. The grater is two sided with different sized teeth and it also comes with a small bamboo cleaning brush. You can clean it easily by rinsing it and using the toothbrush. Stainless steel for long-lasting and easy care. Made in Japan.