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Urushi Maru Bento Box | Yamanaka Lacquerware

Urushi Maru Bento Box | Yamanaka Lacquerware

Regular price $ 161.00 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.

With its classic red and black colorway, the Urushi Maru Bento Box embodies the elegance of traditional Japan lacquerware.

What we love about it:

  • Handcarved from Keyaki (Japanese Zelkova wood)
  • Two tier structure allows you to conveniently store your food separately.
  • The inside of the box showcases the beautiful woodgrain.
  • Chic lunchbox or elegant storage box; there are many ways to make use of it!

Details & Cautions:

    • Dimensions: Diameter 12 cm (4.7"), Height 10 cm (3.9")
    • Material: Natural wood from Japan, Urushi lacquer
    • Weight(Box): 370 g
    • Capacity: M Size
    • NOT micro-wave or dish-washer safe.
    • Do not soak in hot or cold water for prolonged periods. Wash with warm water and dry with a soft cloth. To maintain glossiness, wipe gently with a soft cloth after washing. Avoid putting in the refrigerator, under direct sunshine, or in extremely dry places.
    • Made in Ishikawa, Japan
    As we ship from Kyoto, our products may be subject to taxes & customs fees in the country of delivery. View full details