Magewappa Bentwood Sake Bottle

Magewappa Bentwood Sake Bottle


Magewappa (bentwood ware) is a traditional Japanese woodcraft founded 400 years ago in the city of Odate in Akita prefecture. Magewappa is the craft of bending and shaping thin strips of Akita-sugi (Japanese cedar) to create a wide range of handcrafted wares, including bento lunch boxes, vessels and ohitsu (rice containers). They have typically been used without protective coating as the revered cedar is naturally water-resistant with disinfecting properties. Unfinished cedar also keeps contents insulated while enhancing the aroma of food. Wood craftsmen have also employed urushi (Japanese lacquer) and a food-safe coating to bring out the best features of wood for everyday, long-lasting use. Magewappa was approved as the national traditional craftwork of Japan and it is widely used today due to its functional beauty.

This Magewappa Saké Bottle is a bent wood vessel designed for pouring sake. The outer surface of the wooden vessel features a food-safe coating, resulting in a smooth finish that keeps saké insulated and easy to hold when pouring. The inner vessel is left uncoated, allowing the saké to mix with the light scent of cedar to enhance the richness of taste.

Dimensions: Ø7.6 x H13cm

Material: Japanese Red Cedar (Sugi) and Cherry Bark

Place of Origin: Akita, Japan

Instructions for Care:
Hand wash only with a soft sponge and mild detergent.
Do not soak in water for long periods of time.
Wipe thoroughly with a soft cloth and store in a cool, dry place.

Do not use an abrasive sponge as it may scratch the product.
Do not use in a microwave or an oven.
Do not expose the product to extreme temperatures such as direct sunlight as it may cause deformation.

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