This wooden container is perfect for storing cooked rice for up to a day. It keeps the rice humid and the antiseptic effect of the Japanese cedar protects the rice. The rice does not become yellow and hard quickly as compared to modern rice cookers.
It also is a beautiful object suitable for serving rice to your family and guests. If you take it for a picnic you will appreciate the very light weight of the container.
The Kurikyu rice container received the Good Design Award as well as the Craft Center Japan Award.
Japanese Odate Bentwood work is made of Japanese cedar cut into very thin slices. The wood is cooked in boiling water until it becomes flexible so that it can be bended into various shapes. The end pieces of the bentwood are fixed together with dark cherry bark, which not only makes a nice dark accent on the light wood but also creates a durable and natural bond.
Kurikyu Bentwood is known for its high quality Bentwood work typical for the city of Odate in northern Japan. The company is run by Shunji Kurimori who represents the sixth generation of proprietors. He received many awards for his craft and also exhibited in many countries outside of Japan.
Producer: Kurikyu Bentwood Dimensions:small ø230 x H90mm (ø9.1" x H3.5")large ø230 x H120mm (ø9.1" x H4.7")
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Product Number AAAAADU Time Until Shipping No Brand Kurikyu Made In Japan Alcohol % No Awards Craft Center Japan Award, Good Design Award