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Magewappa Koban

SKU 2430

Magewappa Koban is a classic, genuine Odate Magewappa bento box, made of sugi (Japanese cedar wood). Magewappa means 'bent wood' in Japanese and is a traditional form of woodworking found in Odate, Akita prefecture (Northern Japan). The Magewappa Koban is a large, one-tier, oval shaped box with a matching fitted lid.

What we love about it:

  • Made from sustainably farmed sugi (Japanese cedar) wood.
  • Removable inner divider included.
  • Wood is only lightly coated which allows rice packed inside to breathe, making it taste great even when at room temperature.
  • Wonderful cedar smell that makes your food taste even better.
  • Features the Bento&co logo on the inside of the lid.
  • Silky smooth surface and amazing workmanship. 


  • Dimensions: 21 cm x 13 cm x 6 cm high (8.26" x 5.11" x 2.4") 
  • Capacity: Approximately 720ml.
  • Made in Japan, in Odate, Akita prefecture.


Since the wood is finished with just a thin layer of Polyurethane paint, some care is required:

  • Wash in lukewarm water. Do not use dishwasher detergent unless absolutely necessary.
  • Pack food that may stain the wood in a separate container, silicone cups.
  • Use a gentle sponge.
  • Do not leave soaking in water.
  • After washing, wipe off any excess water with a soft cloth, then leave the box open to dry completely.
  • With proper care, this box will last for many years.