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Kurikyu Odate Bentwood Rice Container

Kurikyu Odate Bentwood Rice Container
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.
Kurikyu Odate Bentwood Rice Container

Kurikyu Odate Bentwood Rice Container, Small Size

Regular Price:

$402.43
Kurikyu Odate Bentwood Rice Container

Kurikyu Odate Bentwood Rice Container, Large Size

Regular Price:

$440.76
Kurikyu Bentwood Work

 

Kurikyu was established 1874 in Odate in the Akita prefecture. The city of Odate is well known for its bentwood craft. Japanese cedar wood is split into narrow boards which then are immersed into boiling water and bent multiple times before the board is pegged into shape and left to dry.



Shunji Kurimori is a well known master of Odate bentwood work and the sixth generation proprietor of Kurikyu. He received multiple awards for his works in Japan and also exhibited in England, Australia, China and New York. 

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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.

Good Design 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")
Additional Information

Additional Information

Product Number AAAAADU
Time Until Shipping No
Brand Kurikyu
Made In Japan
Alcohol % No
Awards Craft Center Japan Award, Good Design Award