The Miyama Yusan Bento 162 Walnut, part of our Miyama Collection, is the masterpiece of one of our favorite Japanese craftsmen, Mr. Asehira.
After seeing Bento&co featured on TV, 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!
These boxes are all one of a kind and unlike any other wooden bento box, utilize premium wood that has been naturally dried over the course of 5 years. Made with premium Japanese walnut.
What makes it a truly fascinating item:
The Yusan box tradition originally comes from Tokushima, a city located on the east coast of Shikoku island. Back in the Edo period, the use of these 3-tier bento boxes was strongly related to Hina Matsuri (Doll's or Girl's day, a very popular celebration in Japan). Mister Asehira drew his inspiration from this nearly-forgotten folklore to create his Miyama Yusan Bento: featuring three sliding compartments made from exquisite tochi (Horse Chestnut) wood.
Details & Care
Please note: The wood used for the Miyama collection is preserved in a rustic condition to showcase the unique personality of the tree that was used. The wood may have naturally occurring small indentations and marks (featured in the product photos) which are intentionally left to reflect the natural state of the material.
Dimensions: 16 x 12 x 18 cm (XL Size) (6.2 x 4.7 x 7 in)
Weight: 1450g (3.2 lb)
NOT microwave or dishwasher safe
Wash by hand using warm water and a cloth. Hand dry with a soft cloth and allow to completely air dry before storing.
As no plastic seals were used in this box, we recommend using separate sealed bottles to transport sauces and liquids.