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Komamonyo Bento Box

Komamonyo Bento Box

Regular price $ 208.25 USD
Regular price $ 245.00 USD Sale price $ 208.25 USD
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Komamonyo is a very special two-tier wooden box featuring a pattern of lacquered rings in a vibrant, yet tasteful Japanese colorway.  Use as a bento box or a bonbon container, or simply admire as a statement piece.

The name Komamonyo comes from the Japanese word for  'spinning top'  (Koma), a traditional child's toy that was very popular in the middle Edo period (around the 18th-19th centuries). It also symbolizes good luck in the form of ever-constant wealth, and opportunities.  Let this bento box inspired by the spinning top bring you luck!

Komamonyo is created using traditional methods in Ishikawa prefecture, Japan. Each box requires several very skilled artisans to complete. A solid piece of tochi wood (Japanese chestnut) is hollowed out, then turned on lathes to be smooth inside and grooved outside. The pieces are then hand lacquered in multiple colors. 
Not only is this box beautiful, it has an advantage over plastic boxes. Steamed rice stored inside wooden bento boxes can 'breathe', so that it doesn't get soggy. This means that the rice tastes much better. 
The box comes packaged in a beautiful handmade washi paper box.

Details & Care:

  •  Each tier is made out of a single piece of wood, as is the lid. The tiers stack securely. 
  • Dimensions: φ13.0×12.0 cm
  • Materials*: Made of tochi (Japanese Chestnut)
  • Lacquered inside and out (the colors are derived from natural urushi lacquer). 
  • *Note that there may be slight variations in the wood pattern, since no two pieces are alike. 
  • Do not microwave, place in oven, dishwasher or near open flame.
  • Hand wash only.
  • Use warm water, a soft sponge and a mild dishwashing detergent if necessary. Rinse well and wipe with a soft cloth.
  • With proper care, this box will become a family heirloom. We recommend using a furoshiki wrapping cloth to wrap and carry this box. 
  • Made in Ishikawa, Japan.
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