Omae - Red Shunkei - 2 Tier Square Lunch Box
These items are made using the traditional Hida Shunkei lacquerware technique from Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture. This area is rich in forest resources. As a result, woodworking techniques have long been developed there. The Hida Shunkei lacquerware technique was devised to fully bring out the beauty of the wood. Hinoki cypress and Sawara cypress are used to craft magemono bent-wood vessels. First, thin sheets of wood are steeped in warm water until they become flexible enough to bend. Once bent, the sheets are fastened at the seams with thin slivers of cherry tree bark. This line is crafted by an artisan in his eighties who has a long history of using this technique.
Finish: Japanese Lacquer (Urushi) Red-Shunkei
Size: Width 177mm Depth 88mm Height 100mm
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ABOUT JAPANESE LAQUERWARE - SHUNKEI
Lacquerware is an ancient Japanese craft where lacquer (urushi) is applied in multiple layers to materials like wood, bamboo, and paper to increase the strength and water resistance of the material. The base substance is the sap obtained from the trunk of the urushi tree, which is then purified, refined, and mixed with different pigments. Thanks to its excellent water resistance and heat retention properties combined with the beauty of lacquer, it has long been a popular material for creating works of art and items for daily use.
Wash lacquerware using a mild soap, as you would do with glassware or ceramics. Please avoid using aggressive detergents, polishing sponges, or scrubbers; use a soft sponge or cloth instead. After washing, we recom mend that you use a soft dishcloth to remove any moisture immediately. Wiping your lacquerware carefully polishes the surface and adds a shine that deepens gradually. Be careful not to stack lacquerware dishes together with ceramics and other hard-surfaced products when washing or storing to avoid scratches. Lacquerware does not respond well to sudden dryness, temperature changes, and UV-rays. Do not place your dishes under direct sunlight for many hours, and avoid placing them in the refrigerator,dishwasher,microwave,or oven. Leaving lacquerware dishes soaked in water or suddenly pouring hot water into them may cause peeling of the coating, discoloration, and deformed wood.
Regarding new Shunkei-wares, oil contained in the lacquer may bleed over on the surface. It can be washed out, so there the dishes can be used normally. Don't worry; this will subside in about one year after lacquer application.
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MATERIALS AND CARE - TABLEWARE
SHIPPING DUTIES AND TIME - In-stock products
*The price that is shown is the price excluding VAT. Therefore, you will have to pay VAT and import duty later. The tax amount, VAT rate, and duty rate vary from about 5% to 20%, depending on the country.
Payment of duties
Import VAT, and other taxes associated with the importation of the purchased product will be communicated to you by the courier at customs clearance via email or on your registered telephone number. Depending on where you live, you may have to pay at the time of delivery to your address.
Estimated delivery time
All products are order-made and carefully processed, assembled, and finished by our craftsmen in Japan.
Regarding the tableware and small products, we ship the goods from japan within 7 days if we have stocks. If there is no available stock, we will accordingly inform you the lead time of the production.
For large quantities we will contact you.
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