Japanese Lacquer Magewappa Lunch (Bento) Box
One of the best options out there when it comes to the lunch box. This Japanese Lacquer Magewappa Bento Box is 100% handmade in Nagano, Japan. Perfectly sized for bringing lunch to school or the office, hiking, camping, construction site lunch with the Japanese lacquer bento box (lunch box) made by ITO KANJI SHOTEN from Nagano Prefecture.
Materials: Japanese Cypress
Producer: Ito Kanji
Made in: Nagano Prefecture Japan
-Hand Wash Only and no dishwasher and microwave safe.
-After washing the Lacquer Bento Box, dry it carefully and make sure that all the moisture is out.
-The Lacquer Bento Box is small size and ultra-light. Easy to carry.
Customs Charges & Taxes
Please note that our product prices do not include customs charges or taxes. You are responsible for paying any such amounts for your location.
About Kiso Shikki
Kiso Shikki is attractive and resilient lacquerware that uses clay undercoating found in Kiso County, in the mountains of southern Nagano Prefecture. A thriving industry based in the county produces a range of Kiso wares to this day.
Lacquerware from Kiso was original of two different types, Hirawasa Shikki, and Fukushima Shikki. These date from the Keicho era (1596-1615) and Oei era (1394-1432) respectively, and were of finished shunkei Nuri and hananuri styles.
At the end of the nineteenth century, however, craftsmen from Wajima introduced the use of clay undercoatings to Kiso. In place of the jinoko powder used in Wajima, Kiso lacquerers turned to sabitsuchi, a fine clay from the mountains near the village of Narakawa.
When combined with lacquer, sabitsuchi forms a tough ground that is easily absorbed by the wood. Applied as an undercoat, it provides a sealing and protective layer that guarantees durable lacquerware.
In general, Kiso Shikki is a happy medium that retains the beauty of the wood while making an article more functional through the application of lacquer.
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1. Shipping Delays
Due to COVID-19, shipping may be delayed significantly depending on the courier used, the timing of the purchase, and restrictions in both Japan and the destination country. Shipping may not be available for some destinations.
2. Customs Fees & Taxes
Our product prices do not include customs fees or taxes. We have no control over these charges and cannot tell you the cost as they differ for each country. For more information, please contact your local customs office. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us before purchasing. We will do our best to respond promptly.
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