Kurikyu K-204 Japanese Bentwood Bento Box "Mage-Wappa" Slim type-Made in Japan
It is not just a Bento box, it is a piece of art!
One layer wooden lunch box. Removable divider included, so you can pack rice/bread and side dishes separate without getting all foods mixed up inside. The cedar wood absorbs moderate amount of moisture, keeping rice and bread fresh!
Japanese traditional bentwood lunch box, "Mage-Wappa", is made of natural Japanese Cedar. They are traditionally made in Akita prefecture, northern part of Japan. It is said that it all started with a Japanese woodcutter, who made his own lunch box by bending the cedar woods. This method widely spread more than 400 years ago, among Samurais as their stay-at-home-jobs.
Bento boxes are all handmade by highly skilled artisans. Smooth whitish surface and the fresh scent of wood is the important feature, and they are extremely light so you can take them anywhere. Enjoy the beauty of natural wood bento box!
Because the wood is still dry at first, please wipe the inside of lunch box with wet cloth before packing rice. It prevents the rice from sticking inside.
It is NOT dishwasher safe. Please wash with hot water using sponge, and rinse it well again with hot water. Wipe well after washing, and dry them with RIM SIDE UP.
Do not use powder cleanser, bleach and other harsh chemical detergents.
You might feel the wood scent strong at first, but it will fade away as you use.
Rice might turn yellowish at first, but it is caused by the natural wood's color so it is not harmful.
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