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Kyushu Milk Paint Tissue Box (Black) - tortoise general store
Kyushu Milk Paint Tissue Box (Black) - tortoise general store
Kyushu Milk Paint Tissue Box (Black) - tortoise general store

Kyushu Milk Paint Tissue Box (Black)

Regular price $75 Unit price  per 

800 years ago when large family clans battled in Western Japan, two of the largest clans fought famously with each other for superiority and one family lost in the Battle of Dan No Ura.  Legend has it the losing family left their territory and wandered deep into Kyushu in search of purpose.  To raise their spirits, the remaining family members started traditional woodcraft in the region.  Today the area is symbolized by woodcraft like the 'kiguruma', a turned wooden toy on wheels, and the region continues to produce beautiful woodcrafts in the form of boxes, cutting boards, and containers.

This tissue box, made by craftsmen in Kyushu, follow the traditions that began 800 years ago.  Tortoise is proud to present a special collaboration between these Kyushu craftsmen and Taku Shinomoto, owner of Tortoise, in which the craft has been renewed with a more contemporary design - with the use of non-toxic milk paint to make each piece an accent in the home. 

While more contemporary, each piece is still understated, and respectful of the craft's original simplicity.  

Enjoy Japanese history and craft with this special tissue box that both stands out and blends well with a variety of interiors.  


Dimensions: 10.5'' l x 6'' w x 3.25'' h


SHIPPING: We ship with UPS ground which takes 5-7 business days.  Orders placed during our regular business hours (10am to 6pm Tue-Sat and 12pm to 6pm Sun) will ship out next business day except on weekends. 

Please know our store is closed MONDAY so orders placed between Thursday 3pm to Sunday 6pm will be shipped out on Tuesday afternoon. 

We do not have any expedited shipping at this time.

Kyushu Milk Paint Tissue Box (Black) - tortoise general store