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KOBAN Pine / Bento Box

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Product Description : Why is it so EXPENSIVE?

Product Story

General Product Information

A cute rounded bento box. It excels in humidity control and makes rice tasty. Natural Japanese cedar, more than 150 years old, is used and it makes this box to a great thickness.
It will surely become a lunch box that will add color to your daily lunch time.

 Product History

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.

Craftsman Story

Craftsman Profile

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!

Craftsman Passion

"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

Customer Voice

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.
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Material & Caution


Japanese cedar



Individual Difference

Each piece is handmade, so there are individual differences even in the same series. We hope that you will understand the change by handmade.

Delivery Date

Please note that it will take about 6 months for delivery if we do not have the item in stock.

Manufacturing Process

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