Black Running Water Echizen Lacquerware Two Tiers Jubako Bento Box with Handle
This two-tiered Jubako Bento box is convenient for carrying around. The chic black color with a gold-painted pattern expresses graceful elegance.
The pattern depicting cherry blossoms in spring and autumn leaves in fall is called the "Shunju (Spring and Autumn)" pattern. It is also called "Unkin" (Cloud and Brocade) pattern, as cherry blossoms are represented as clouds and autumn leaves are represented as brocade. This design can be used regardless of the season, overlaying the wonderful sentiment that spring and autumn come at the same time, which is impossible to achieve in reality.
It is finished in chic black "Tame-uchi-Kuro-nuri (black lacquering)". "Tame-nuri" is a lacquering technique in which the red color can be seen through the translucent lacquer by applying a coat of translucent black lacquer on top of a middle coat of red lacquer. The red color becomes more visible through the lacquer as it is used more and more.
It is recommended for special events or when inviting guests, as it renders the table a gorgeous and traditional Japanese atmosphere.
In Japan, it is common to eat a festive dish called "Osechi" at New Year's, which is often served in Jubako.
You can carry Jubako around to the house where the gathering takes place on the New Year's day. You can also take it with you when you eat outside, such as for " Hanami"(cherry blossom viewing).
To clean, wipe it with a wet cloth when it gets dirty. It can be quickly rinsed with water, but please make sure to wipe it dry thoroughly.
Echizen lacquerware originated around the city of Sabae in Fukui Prefecture, in the northern part of Japan. It is known for its subdued luster and elegant beauty with a history dating back more than 1,500 years.
Echizen lacquerware has developed techniques for product diversification and mass production in response to changing lifestyles and market needs. Echizen lacquerware is easy to use, durable, and beautiful, and is loved not only by households but also by cooking professionals, accounting for more than 80% of all lacquerware for the food industry and commercial use in Japan.
- Quantity: 1
- Dimension: [Whole set excluding handle] 17.3cm(6.8in) × 17.3cm(6.8in) × H11cm(4.3in)
- Internal Dimension: [Each tier]15.5cm(6.1in) x 15.5cm(6.1in) x H4.1cm(1.6in)
- Material: Wood
- Coating: Lacquer and Urethane
- Origin: Made in Japan - Echizen Lacquerware
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"Over 1500 years of tradition as the lacquer village"
Echizen lacquerware originated around the city of Sabae in Fukui Prefecture, in the northern part of Japan. Known for its subdued luster and elegant beauty with a history going back more than 1,500 years. It is produced by experienced artisans, each specializing in one step of the production process.Along with the changing lifestyles of Japanese people and market needs, Echizen lacquerware has developed diversified products and created technology for mass production. Echizen lacquerware is not only composed of the traditional kind, where wood is coated with natural "Urushi (lacquer)", but also of industrial lacquerware, which is produced using synthetic resins and paints.Today, Echizen ware represents more than 80% of the lacquerware for domestic food industry and business use. New styles of cutting-edge Echizen lacquerware continue to be released. This is a region that is not only home to centuries of tradition, but also reinventing itself through innovation.