Roast 1/4 cup of salt in a cast iron skillet. To keep the salt moving we practiced writing letters and created salt drawings. Roast for a few minutes until salt begins to turn grey.
Place salt in a suribachi and grind. Roast 4 cups sesame seeds. Keep the seeds moving to avoid burning. Seeds are done when they smell very fragrant and change to a darker brown color. Did you know that sesame seeds have more calcium per ounce than milk?
Crush sesame seeds and salt together until seeds are about half way crushed. Pass the suribachi around the group so everyone's love goes into the gomashio! Be sure and smell the yummy toasted sesame sees as you grind.