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Komamonyo Two-Tier Wooden Bento Box | Yamanaka Lacquerware

Komamonyo Two-Tier Wooden Bento Box | Yamanaka Lacquerware

Regular price $ 245.00 USD
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In the east of Ishikawa prefectures lies Yamanaka Onsen, a region that, for over 1000 years, has drawn visitors seeking respite in their acclaimed hot springs. From this area, a tradition of Japanese lacquerware called Yamanaka Shikki emerged in the 16th century. Famous for the simplicity and refinement of its wooden lacquerware, Yamanaka Shikki involves carving wood using a lathe technique. The superbly carved wood is then lacquered using the fuki-urushi method by coating the wood with urushi, polishing and then drying it, a process that is repeated 6-10 times.
We’re thrilled to offer two bento boxes made using the Yamanaka Shikki technique, the Urushi Maru and Komamonyo Bento Boxes.

The Komamonyo Two-Tier Wooden Bento Box is one of our most stunning bento boxes. Hand carved from Japanese horse chestnut wood, its design is inspired by the traditional Japanese “koma” (spinning top), a toy that was very popular during the Edo period. It symbolizes good fortune in the form of ever-constant wealth, and opportunities. Invite luck into your life with this artisan made heirloom bento.

What we love about it:

  • Stunning conversation piece, whether you use it as a bento box, bonbon container, or decor for your home.
  • Two tier design allows you to keep your foods separate. The tiers stack securely. 
  • Handmade beautyto make this box, a solid piece of tochi wood (Japanese chestnut) is hollowed out, then turned on lathes to smooth the inside and groove the outside. The pieces are then hand lacquered in a vibrant, yet tasteful Japanese colorway. Note that there may be slight variations in the wood pattern, since no two pieces are alike. 
  • Allows rice to 'breathe', more so than if stored inside a plastic bento! This means that the rice tastes better.
  • Comes packaged in a beautiful handmade washi paper box.

Details & Care:

  • Medium Capacity
  • Dimensions: φ13.0 × 12.0 cm (5.1 x 4.7 inches)
  • Materials: Tochi (Japanese Chestnut), laquer (food safe) 
  • Do not microwave, place in oven, dishwasher or near open flame.
  • Hand wash only. Use warm water, a soft sponge and a mild dish washing detergent. Rinse and dry 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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