The Miyama Magewappa 140, part of our Miyama Collection, is another masterpiece of one of our favorite Japanese craftsmen, Mr. Asehira. Words do not suffice to adequately express the outstanding nature of this true handicraft treasure from Japan.
After seeing a piece about Bento&co on TV in Japan, a furniture maker from Miyama (a small town in the north of Kyoto Prefecture), decided to have his hand at manufacturing bento boxes. After several attempts to perfect his boxes, a satisfied Mr. Asehira presented his best boxes to us - and we were floored by the result!
While the origin of this box is certainly interesting, the real star of the story is the bento box itself- they are exquisite! And so, we proudly present the boxes Mr. Asehira made, available at Bento&co and no where else!
These boxes are unique and like no other wooden bento boxes. The tochi (Horse Chestnut) wood this box is produced with is exclusive to Japan and usually used for traditional Japanese furniture. This special box was crafted using the magewappa woodcraft method, which is a very labor-intensive process that involves steaming thin pieces of wood and then bending them into shape. Alas, these boxes provide an unique opportunity to own a masterpiece.
Details & Care
Dimensions: 17.5 (d) x 6.5 cm
NOT microwave or dishwasher safe
Wash by hand using warm water and a cloth. Dry after being washed
As no plastic seals were used in this box, we recommend using separate sealed bottles to transport sauces and liquids.
Handcrafted in Miyama, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan