Japanese Magewappa lacquer oval BENTO lunch box
100% hand made in Nagano, Japan. Magewappa Bento Box can be used for taking noodles or pasta to lunch. It can contain more food than you might think. Perfectly sized for bringing lunch to school or to the office. This unique lunch box is made by ITO KANJI SHOTEN from Nagano Prefecture. Trees are said to breathe and the greatest attraction of Magewappa is that it balances out moisture in rice and other food. Unlike plastic lunch boxes where condensation forms on the lid, these boxes remains dry and give a subtle woody aroma. Just by putting your daily lunch in this Magewappa, it will become an appetizing, tasty meal.
Materials: Japanese cypress
Producer: Ito Kanji Shoten
Made in: Nagano Prefecture
Please note that this lacquer ware is hand-wash only and is not dishwasher and microwave safe. After washing the product, dry it carefully and make sure that all the moisture is out.
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About Kiso Shikki: Kiso shikki is an attractive and resilient lacquer ware that uses a 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 originally of two different types, Hirawasa shikki and Fukshima shikki. These date from Keicho era (1596-1615) and Oei era (1394-1431) respectively, and were of plainly 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 wood. Applied as an undercoat, it provides a sealing and protective layer that guarantees really 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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