Ireko-bako - Cypress - Nest Box
This is a set of 6 boxes and 6 trays that all fit inside each other. The trays can be used as the lids of the boxes, and the lidded boxes can store many things and are very versatile. This product comes in walnut, oak and Japanese cypress.
The Ireko-bako is based on a traditional household item of Japan called kiridame. Originally, the kiridame was a wooden box coated with a thin layer of lacquer, used to store chopped vegetables. It was also used to store ingredients temporarily in the kitchen or to store grain, and as a serving dish whenever people gathered at the house to dine. In contrast to the elegant jubako (a traditional Japanese stacking box lacquered in gold), the kiridame was a casual, functional item that was integral to people’s lives. The kiridame varied in size and depth. People used different sizes for different purposes and stacked them so that they fit inside each other. It is a sensible item with a very beautiful Japanese look and feel.
Size: Width 333mm Depth 268mm Height 351mm
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Hinoki (Japanese cypress) wood is distinguished by its refreshing fragrance and soft, white surface. While the wood tends to stain and scratch easily, Japanese cypress is endowed with pure beauty, and the more you use the hinoki, the more lustrous it becomes.
Products made of natural wood may bend, twist, crack, or otherwise change shape from the effects of the seasons or of the surrounding environment. One should avoid using such products in extremely dry places, for example, near air conditioners or windows exposed to direct sunlight. During periods when the relative humidity drops, we recommend using the products indoors, ideally in rooms equipped with a humidifier. Bending and twisting may be avoided by turning them upside down and leaving them like that for a day.
Natural wood is always breathing, even after being crafted into products. For this reason, you may see resin bleeding from non-coated Japanese cypress products. This resin has an antibacterial effect and prevents bacteria growth while adding natural shine to the wood by forming a film that increases the durability of the products. Although the resin is harmless, you can use sandpaper to lightly sand the surface and remove stickiness, or wipe it with ethanol or alcohol to keep it clean.
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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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