Kosuga Bamboo Tiered Square Lunch Box Set
Traditional tiered box sets in Japanese are called Jubako. This square, stackable lidded lunch box is a traditional Japanese jubako, but with its simple natural bamboo finish, the set is suitable for both casual or formal dining all year round. Due to its lightweight and compact design, this tiered box can be used to store things at home, or can be taken outside for a picnic. Its varnish coating makes it easy to clean, however, the lunch box lid nor the individual boxes lock in place so you will need to wrap the box in cloth when transporting.
7.5'' x 7.5'' x 5''
Originating in Kyoto, Kohchosai Kosuga is a fifth-generation atelier that combines traditional bamboo shaping techniques and contemporary design concepts. The bamboo used in Kohchosai Kosuga products are of the Madake and Mousouchiku varieties. Carefully crafted by skilled hands using bamboo sourced from the mountains of Hyogo, Nara and Kyoto known for their incredibly strong and durable bamboo reeds. No preservatives or chemicals are used in the harvesting or making of these pieces and the procuring and drying of each bamboo piece is a long process. The bamboo is harvested between the cold winter months of November to February. When it gets warmer in March, the oil from the bamboo is removed through steaming in a special kiln. After that, it is hung to dry in the sun for over one month.
Due to its natural material, there will always be variation in the grain, tone and finish. Over time the color and appearance of the bamboo will naturally change and patina with use.
Hand wash only with mild detergent and soft sponge. Avoid soaking in water or keeping wet for long periods of time. Extended exposure to sunlight may discolor the wood and warp its shape. Do not microwave or bring in contact with a flame.