Japanese kitchen gadgets support Japanese cooking and eating by making it faster and easier to prepare fresh, healthy foods. Many of the most common gadgets found in a Japanese kitchen design facilitate rice cooking and vegetable preparation. High-quality knives are essential. Bamboo utensils, a variety of metal dippers and strainers, and fine graters are all critical as well. Other items commonly found in a cook’s cabinets in Japan are more about aesthetics. Egg molds, bento accessories and other fun food items are frequently used to make food on the go more appealing.