Miyama Yusan Bento (part of the Miyama collection) is the master piece of Mr. Asehira's work, one of our favorite Japanese craftsmen: Words do not suffice to fully describe the outstanding nature of this true handicraft from Japan. Clearly, one of our finest item and bento box of all time (yes, its that good! ^^).
After seeing a piece about Bento&co on TV in Japan, furniture maker Miyama 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. Ashehira presented his best boxes to us - and Wow, they are truly great!
The story itself is interesting, but the real stars are the boxes, they are exquisite! And so, here are the boxes Mr. Asehira made, available on our site and no where else!
These boxes are unique and like no other wooden bento boxes. The wood these boxes are produced with is very rare and usually used in traditional Japanese furniture alas these boxes are providing you a unique opportunity to own a masterpiece.
What makes it a truly fascinating item:
The Yusan box tradition (遊山) 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 almost-lost folklore to create his Miyama box: featuring 3-compartments with sliding sides, made from rare tochi (chestnut) wood.
Japan lovers, you can be assured this refined item will make a perfect gift for your relatives.
Details & Care
Dimensions : 16 x 12 x 18 cm (XL Size!)
- NOT microwave or washing machine safe
- Washed by hand, using warm water and a cloth. Dry after being washed.
Handcrafted in Miyama, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. Artisan's website(Japanese only).