Two Japanese Bento lunch box with food inside and open lid

Magge wappa : The traditional Japanese wooden Bento lunch box

Bento: A typical Japanese object.

In Japan, a traditional lunch box, also known as a bento box, is a popular way to enjoy a meal on the go. These boxes are available in different materials such as bamboo, cedar, and plastic.

The bamboo bento box is an eco-friendly option that is lightweight and sturdy. The cedar bento box is known for its durability and resistance to moisture, making it a great choice for carrying sushi or other delicate foods. The plastic bento box is a practical and affordable option that comes in a variety of designs and colors.

One type of bento box that has gained popularity in recent years is the ekiben, which is a lunch box sold at train stations and meant to be enjoyed during a long journey. These boxes often feature regional specialties and are beautifully packaged, making them a popular souvenir as well.

In Japan, bento boxes are not only a convenient way to enjoy a meal but also a way to appreciate the aesthetic and cultural value of food. The careful arrangement of food in a bento box is called "kaizen" and is an important aspect of the bento box culture.



    bento-box-washoku-japaneseA Japanese ekiben bento lunch box


 Magge Wappa, the traditional lunch box

Magge wappa is a traditional Japanese craft of using thin strips of Japanese cedar wood to create beautiful and functional Ajiro, or woven wood products. One popular example is the Japanese bento box, which is made using this technique. These boxes are not only visually stunning, but they also help to preserve the freshness of the food inside. The cedar wood has natural antibacterial properties, making it an ideal material for food storage. In addition to being functional, the bento box is also eco-friendly, as it's made from sustainable materials. Overall, the Magge wappa bento box is a beautiful and practical addition to any kitchen.

  • The special process is used to glue them together and the specifications are determined after repeated strength tests so you can use it with peace of mind. 
  • Bento wappa is surprisingly strong and lightweight so it is easy to handle.
  • Wood has low thermal conductivity ao it is less susceptible to the influence of its surroundings.
  • Please avoid using a dishwasher and dryer


Bento lunch box - Round shape

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Japanese wooden lunch box   
Bento lunch box - round shape

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 Japanese wooden lunch box

As a matter of fact, Magge wappa refers to a cylindrical bento lunch box made of bent thin wood such as Japanese cedar or Hinoki Japanese cypress. The Magge wappa bento lunch box has a lid and used as a food container. It is handmade by craftsman from different areas in Japan. Its particular good scent of wood is very appreciated and can be kept for many years a condition of using a soft sponge, to wash it gently and dry well.

Hinoki Japanese cedar tree

Enjoy your meal with a Magge wappa bento lunch box!

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