Akita-Sugi (Cedar) Box.
This beautifully crafted box is food safe, has a forest scent and antibacterial properties. This piece is for storage in the kitchen (Shokupan box) or as a fragrant object for keeping small items packed away in the house.
Size: 16cm W x 16m D x 15.5cm H
Timber: Sugi (Cedar)
Finish: Unfinished / Raw Finish
Comes in Box.
Made by Ryobian in Odate, Akita
Respecting the historical techniques but not bound to the tradition, Ryobian designs and crafts “old yet new” products for the contemporary.
From approximately 400 years ago, Magewappa and timber ware production began to thrive in Odate, Akita. Akita-Sugi (Cedar) forests are recognised as Japans most beautiful forests.
As the finish is raw, do not place anything greasy or highly pigmented foods to avoid staining surface.
Cedar has natural anti bacterial qualities, if washing is ever required use water or warm water and wipe immediately. Do not use detergent. Dry in upright position to air dry completely.
Do not store the container upside down. If the container is not sufficiently dry, it may cause discolouration.
Avoid long periods of exposure to direct sun or other heat source to prevent discolouration and deformation.