October 2018



Customer's photos of Kurikyu's Magewappa Lunch Box.

One of the characteristics of Kurikyu's Magewappa Lunch Box is that its external surface is coated with urethane as to last a long time. Since the internal surface is left the plain wood, users could have delicious rice with Akita cedar's smell, cooled slightly without any excess moisture.

With regards to Lunch Boxes with two floors, one of these floors' internal surface is also coated with urethane, where users could put fried, side dishes. It is a lunch box that carefully and primarily takes into account the users while making the best use of Magewappa's special qualities.

It is one of the finest lunch boxes in Japan. Kurikyu was founded in 1874 in Odate City, Akita Prefecture that is the most famous Magewappa production area.





[Hirota Glass's Original Soy Sauce Cruet]

The general form of soy sauce cruet, the breakthrough form that prevents any leakages, was originally developed by Hirota Glass in the 1970s, inspired by the function of dropper bottles for experiments.

Hirota glass solved problems of leakages to the outside by firmly rubbing the body of the bottle to the glass stopper, greatly contributing to the spread of glass soy sauce cruet. We could say that Hirota glass has changed the history of glass soy sauce cruet, and thus, the origin of soy sauce creut.

The non-dripping, handy and stable Hirota glass's original glass is now permanently preserved in the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, and is truly a historic masterpiece.