KURIKYU Odate City, AKITA Shunji Kurimori
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Magewappa describes a traditional Japanese cylindrical container made by bending thin plates of cedar wood into shape. These containers are customarily used for lunch boxes as the cedar naturally absorbs excess moisture, thus preventing the rice and accompaniments from spoiling, and preventing the rice from going stale. This form of craftsmanship originates from Odate city, located in the northern Japan’s Akita Prefecture. These boxes stand out for their simple yet refined design making use of the grain and subtle fragrance of the cedar wood.