Magewappa Bento
Magewappa Bento
Magewappa Bento
Magewappa Bento
Magewappa Bento
Magewappa Bento
Magewappa Bento
Magewappa Bento
Magewappa Bento
Magewappa Bento

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Magewappa Bento

Regular price $80.00

Meaning "bent wood" in Japanese, magewappa is a traditional technique of steam bending Akita cedar found in Odate, Japan. Made by stripping, boiling, and carefully bending the native cedar, each bento is then bound with small strips of cherry bark. The cedar is then left uncoated (light) or thinly coated in natural urushi lacquer (medium and dark), which holds food beautifully, keeping it moist while also letting it breathe. Large enough to hold food for one or two, these elegant lunch boxes feature two levels and a removable divider to keep your ingredients separate as you wish. Each bento comes with a reusable elastic band for a secure hold, or you can tie it closed with a tenugui.

Made in Japan
Japanese cedar & cherry bark with urushi lacquer
Bottom compartment: 7 1/2" x 4" x 2"
Top compartment: 7" x 3 1/2" x 1 1/2"
Hand wash only, allow to dry thoroughly while open