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Wooden Containers and Tableware / Wooden Container[m0007_oke-04]

Our Selling Price: JPY73,000 - JPY87,500
Delivery Wt.: 1950g
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 In Japan, this exquisitely handcrafted container with matching lid, all made of the finest-quality sawara cypress wood, is traditionally used to hold cooked rice. But give free rein to your imagination, and you'll discover this beautiful set can alternately be used in infinite ways, for holding foods of every variety -- or, in addition to food, even non-edible items that will seem all the more precious when stored in true Japanese style. What's especially amazing is the unique way the container unit is constructed. The outer vertical "wall" and inner horizontal "base" are crafted to fit so perfectly together that the container will never leak. Two hoops fabricated from copper provide the necessary strength to keep it all together, while simultaneously adding an eye-catching touch. No nails or glue are used. The same construction is used for the matching lid. With this unique item on your table or elsewhere in your home, your guests are sure to comment on its beauty -- and on your fine taste in choosing it. HAND MADE IN JAPAN

 

 

Eifu Kawamata is a highly demanding craftsman -- demanding of himself, which is why he singlehandedly performs every step necessary to creating his unique objects blending traditional and contemporary forms, including selection of his wood materials.Find out more about Eifu Kawamata here.

 

 

Japanese Wooden Containers and Tableware are "crafted-on-demand" item. Before ordering, please read the Shopping Guide and Terms & Conditions carefully. Placing an order means you agree to all terms as specified.

General Information
Material:Domestic sawara cypress wood / Hoops: Copper
Size:Large: 240mm W x 155mm H / Small: 210mm W x 135mm H
Weight:Large: 875g / Small: 560g
Production time:●Approx. 1 month
Proper handling:● To clean the container and lid, wash gently in cold or warm water. Do not use hot water or detergent, and avoid use of a dishwasher. ● Do not allow the container to stand in water for a long time. ● To dry, allow the container and lid to stand in a well-ventilated area, out of direct sunlight, for more than 24 hours. Drying in direct sunlight may cause warping of the wood.
Recommended usage:● Do not use in a microwave oven. ● To reduce stains to clinger, rinse in cold or warm water and then drain off before every usage. ● When using the container to hold oily foods, etc., first apply a thin coating of olive oil to the inner surfaces. The wood will become slightly darker in color. ● If the wood's fragrance seems strong, wash the container and lid once in a mixture of water and vinegar (in equal proportions).
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This product is also available with a matching spatula.
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To prevent warping, the cypress wood is set out and dried naturally for an extended period.
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The container, lid and spatula are handcrafted from domestic sawara cypress wood at least 300 years old. The wood has a natural antibacterial property.

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