Sinra Full Moon Kagawa Lacquerware Two Tiers Jubako Bento Box
This is a small two-tiered Jubako Bento box that is quite rare as a lacquerware, featuring a metallic feel achieved through a mixture of black and silver colors. In contrast to the coarse texture of the outside, the inside is a glossy black color, creating a moist and calm atmosphere.
First, you can see the mysterious and enchanting full moon on the lid.
The term "Oboro-zuki" (Hazy Moon) refers to a moon veiled in mist or haze, and it has been cherished in Japan as a captivating moonlit night since ancient times, often celebrated in various poems. It evokes an ethereal beauty, reminiscent of a faint moon floating in the dark of night or gently reflected on a calm water surface, creating an unreal yet captivating atmosphere.
In the midst of our busy daily lives, how many people can truly find the time to leisurely gaze at the moon?
Please have dinner while admiring something beautiful, expressing gratitude to yourself, and finding solace. We want you to relax and take your time, recalling the beautiful moonlit nights in your memories.
When you place food with colors and textures inside the box, it creates a striking contrast. Due to its smaller size, it's not about filling it with a large quantity, but delicately presenting a small portion of your favorite food, allowing you to rediscover its inherent beauty.
Apart from this particular item, there is a vast selection of items that are irreplaceable, like specially designed sake cups. Combining the assortment of these pieces can fully immerse you into the realm of Shinra.
Sinra's founder, Kota Matsumoto, is not only involved in the development of the company's products but also actively works as a lacquer artist. He upholds the tradition of Kagawa lacquerware while presenting innovative forms of lacquer that have never been seen before, creating unique works that harmonize artistry with practicality. Sinra aims to bridge the gap between the creator and the user by merging traditional craftsmanship with a contemporary sensibility, transforming lacquer from an exclusive craft into something accessible to all.
The Zoukoku Series showcases an arrangement of "Zoukoku-nuri," one of the five traditional techniques of Kagawa lacquer art. Instead of utilizing conventional rust and powdered lacquer, finely ground stone powder called "Aji stone," native to Kagawa, is incorporated into the lacquer. Aji stone is renowned for its extreme hardness and durability, often referred to as the "diamond of granite." As a result, it provides resistance to scratches and maintains its strength even after prolonged use, making it less susceptible to wear and tear.
- Dimension: D11.2cm(4.4in)×W11.2cm(4.4in)×H10cm(3.9in)
- Capacity: 250ml (8.5oz)
- Material: Wood - Kagawa Lacquerware
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Sanuki Urushi Sinra
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ABOUT SANUKI URUSHI SINRA
Sanuki Urushi Sinra, a maker launched in 2012 by Kouta Matsumoto, who trained under the esteemed national living treasure Masami Isoi, showcases the unique lacquer art of Kagawa by creating original lacquerware.View more Sanuki Urushi Sinra's Items
ABOUT Kagawa Lacquerware
"The resonating beauty of carved and colored lacquer work"
In the late Edo period (c. 1603-1867), Tamakaji Zokoku set out to research lacquerware techniques from Thailand and China such as "Kinma" and "Zonsei." By combining traditional Japanese methods with these new ones, he was able to develop unique lacquerwares. Nowadays, Takamatsu City in Kagawa Prefecture is mainly producing these pieces which are collectively known as Kagawa Lacquerware.
There is no specific style, and all pottery techniques from various regions of Japan are used. Another characteristic of Kyo ware is that all processes, such as pottery wheel turning and painting, are done by hand. With a history that has developed along with traditional culture, Kyo ware is characterized by delicate painting and excellent modeling skills, resulting in ceramics of great elegance and highly pictorial qualities. Kyo ware and Kiyomizu ware were designated as traditional crafts by the Japanese government in 1977 and are very popular for its artistic quality.