Magewappa Azuki is a classic, genuine Odate Magewappa bento box, made of exquisite sugi (Japanese cedar wood). Bento&co are proud to offer this stunning traditionally crafted item to you direct from Japan.
Magewappa means 'bent wood' in Japanese. It's a traditional form of woodcraft that is found in Odate, in the northern Akita prefecture. During Japan's infamous feudal area it used to be encouraged as winter work for farmers and lower-class samurai by the lord of the area. Today it is an officially designated Traditional Craft form in Japan.
The blonde bent wood sides, made from straight grain wood, are fastened with small strips of darker wood by highly skilled artisans using traditional methods.
Magewappa Azuki is a great bento box that will stand out with its superb design and bring a smile to your face every time you use it.
Made from sustainably farmed sugi (Japanese cedar) wood. Since the wood is treated just with a thin layer of Polyurethane paint on the outside of the box for its finish, some care should be taken with this box:
Not Dishwasher nor Microwave safe
Weight : 250 g
Wash in lukewarm water. Do not use dishwasher detergent unless absolutely necessary. We recommend packing food that may stain the wood in a separate container, or in bento cups. Use a gentle sponge, nothing abrasive.
Do not leave immersed in water.
After washing, wipe off any excess water with a soft cloth, then leave the box open to dry completely. Replace the lid only after it has completely dried out, after a day or so.
- With proper care, this box will last for many years.
Made in Japan, in Odate, Akita prefecture.