Large Vintage Japanese Magewappa box with compartments


A superb vintage Japanese bento box in excellent condition, made in the traditional magewappa style from curved strips of cedar wood with cherry bark fastenings. It contains 2 compartments, one of which is deep. The components fit together perfectly, reflecting the quality of the craftsmanship.

On the top of the lid is the signature of the maker. A carrying cord, the ends of which can be tied at the top, adds a very elegant touch to the whole. A beautifully simple mingei-style piece, perfect as a decorative object.

Magewappa, or 'bent wood', is a 400-year-old Japanese tradition that involves cutting thin strips of wood, particularly cedar, from the forests of Japan, keeping only those with the grain to match the desired appearance. The strips are boiled to soften them, then bent into custom-made shapes. Characteristic of the magewappa technique, the elements are assembled and fixed using pieces of cherry bark. Each element is worked to ensure perfect harmony. The whole process takes several weeks.


L28,5cm x l17,2cm x H18,7cm

WEIGHT 950gr
COMPOSITION Cedar, cherry, fiber

This object keeps in memory the hand of the craftsman who designed it with patience. It will accompany your daily life, bringing its delicate and refined beauty, while contributing to the preservation of unique craft skills.

CARE INSTRUCTIONSTo be cleaned with a soft cloth and a little warm water.

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