Reversible ONE Tray / Special Edition
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Product Description : Why is it so EXPENSIVE?
General Product Information
This box is finely crafted from precious wild cherry birch which is a functional tray that can be used on both sides. A functional gem that can be used on both sides. The design is also considered in the application of wild cherry bark and its simple design gives you a variety of usage in various purposes.
It will surely enrich your daily life!
When did these crafts start to craft?：400 years ago / 1600AD / Edo period in Japan
It developed into a local industry by being encouraged as a side job for low-ranking samurai. From the late Edo period (1800s) to the modern era, the Odate bending bentwood technique was preserved and passed down by samurai and craftsmen. Although there was a time when production declined due to the spread of industrial products made of metal and synthetic resin, it has continued to be loved by many people, coupled with the current trend toward authenticity.
Eri Nakazawa / E08
In 2021, she left the magewappa workshop where she worked for 20 years to start her own business. Two women in Akita Prefecture are making strong and lovely magewappa. As a creator, she was committed to creating products together with users, valuing conversations with customers and giving shape to the thoughts and feelings I have felt in the course of my daily bento making process!
"I want to commit the customers' desire and offering what they want"
Many people think that "I want a bento box of bending bentwood, but it must be difficult to use and maintain." But in fact, it is not. Just by adding one more step to your usual washing process, you can enrich your daily life!
Designated as a traditional craftsman in 2016
Your Contribution to Craftsman
Due to the market structure (link for full articles are attached bottom), craftsman have not known who the customer is and how customer reacts to their work. We made a “Message to Craftsman” box at purchase page. We will deliver all message to every craftsman. Our review will be also shared to craftsman so please leave your comment and evaluation on review section!
Income for Craftsman: Craftsman get only less than 10% of selling price?
As written above, craftsman have not controlled last phase of sales channel that resulting in selling price is set by third-party without craftsman’s recognition. There are some cases that only less than 10% of selling price is given to craftsman. We promise with our customer / craftsman that we offer the fair trade with craftsmen in our contract!
We made an article about above problem and our challenge. Please have a read from below link.
Current state of the Crafts Market / Benefits brought by Suigenkyo
Material & Caution
Each piece is handmade, so there are individual differences even in the same series. We hope that you will understand the change by handmade.
Please note that it will take about 6 months for delivery if we do not have the item in stock.
We have not uploaded this craftsman’s video yet, please discover another craftsman’s video from the below link.