Bento Box, Wajima Lacquerware, Gold-inlaid


This Bento Box (Japanese lunch box) is made by authentic gold-inlaid lacquerware technique. Craftsman scratches its surface by a chisel, followed by inlaying gold into the scars. Design motif is dandelion fluff; because they fly off and put out buds in any environment, we put the meaning of “you will soar and bloom” into this design.

The box consists of two layers and the lid. Its outside is black with gold-decorated engravings, and inside is coated with red-colored lacquer. Its body is made of a type of earthen clay produced in Wajima and wood materials that function to keep warmth; and lacquer surface has antimicrobial activity. Therefore, the Wajima lacquerware bento box has the finest features to preserve foods for a while.

About Wajima Lacquerware, The Supreme Lacquerware in Japan

Through the skillful use of this local clay, Wajima lacquerware achieves its durable strength and beautiful appearance. The brilliant imagery created by its gold-decorated engravings, as well as dustings of gold and silver flecks, are a feature of Wajima lacquerware. The durability and the beauty of Wajima lacquerware are achieved by artisans trained in the local traditional method over 100 painstaking steps. The steps involve time-consuming tasks that are basically omitted in most of Japanese lacquerware. Wajima lacquerware, in comparison, have never allowed to omit any laborious and costly steps; their craftsmanship have insisted on the highest standard of lacquerware making, which built the brand value of Wajima lacquerware as the nation’s supreme lacquerware.

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  • This item takes up to three months to ship because of build-to-order production. Factory may have some products in stock, in which case we can ship immediately. Please ask if you’re in a hurry. We may be able to ship soon in case manufacturer has the item in stock.