Negoro Yamanaka Lacquerware Two Tiers Jubako Bento Box
This octagonal Jubako Bento box is the right size for two people and is filled with traditional Yamanaka lacquerware techniques.
The surface is finished with a technique called "Nuno-bari (cloth-covered)," in which the surface is covered with cloth to increase strength and add a fabric pattern, creating a traditional texture.
The lacquer finish is "Suri-urushi (wiped Lacquer)," which means that the black lacquer applied as a base is visible in places under the vermilion lacquer. The balance between red and black coloring changes over time, which is a unique feature of lacquer.
The dividers make it easy to serve, look beautiful, and prevent the flavors from mixing with each other.
It can also be used as a single tier without stacking.
It can be carried wrapped in a furoshiki as a bento box, or of course, it can be used as tableware with snacks, sushi, sweets, etc. at the dining table to create an eye-catching table setting. It is also great as a jewelry box or small container displayed on a shelf.
- Dimension: [Whole set] 18cm(7in) x H11cm(4.3in)
- Internal Dimension: [Each tier] 16.7cm(6.6in) x H4.8cm(1.9in)
- Capacity: 1800ml(60.9oz)
- Material: Plywood
- Coating: Lacquer
- Origin: Made in Japan - Yamanaka Lacquerware
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about yamanaka lacquerware
Yamanaka lacquerware is produced in the Yamanaka Onsen area of Kaga City, Ishikawa Prefecture, and has a history of about 400 years.
The traditional techniques of Yamanaka lacquerware were highly evaluated and became known throughout Japan, despite a period of temporary interruption.
It is characterized by the use of wood grain patterns to express a natural texture, and is made with great attention to detail.
It was designated as a traditional craft by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry in 1975.