Cooled rice that’s tasty
Back in the age when refrigerators did not exist, people used to store cooked rice in what is called ohitsu, a rice bucket made of wood. The ohitsu absorbs an adequate amount of moisture out of the rice, and when the rice becomes too dry, it breathes the moisture back in. Its antiseptic qualities, and its ability to retain humidity keeps the rice from becoming too soft or too hard in the winter. The tsunekichi bento box is made with the same quality as the ohitsu, making it possible to enjoy your lunch at your office, outdoors, or any place of convenience.
Adding grace to your lifestyle
Tsunekichi bento boxes are not just made to store the traditional obento with rice, grilled salmon and pickled plums. The moisture absorbing nature of the wood allows to store a variety of foods, like sandwiches. It can be used to serve wagashi (traditional Japanese treats, often served with tea) to your guests, or even storing your precious jewelries. You can let it match your own lifestyle in various ways.
New form of cedar wood
Tsunekichi has constantly been pursuing brand new possibilities of product design using cedar. The collaboration of traditional techniques with modern design with designer Koichi Kawanabe has led us to inventing items such as lanterns, speakers and bags, which we acquired industrial design rights for.
The wooden bag for instance has a simple design, made to match both with Japanese and Western styles. The item is meant for long use, and the longer the use, it will start acquiring a caramelized tone to it. This development process vary on each wood, as well as the owner of the item. Try developing it into your own one of kind item!
The fusion of cedar with new materials
Tsunekichi has collaborated with Japan’s only vegetable tanned leather maker from Tochigi. Both materials are carefully put together by the craftsmen, and the more it is used the more it acquires a unique character of its own.
We made cedar aroma essential oils independently extracted from chips of lunch boxes and made beeswax and aroma spray. Because it uses only 100% natural material, you can use it in every life scene safely. Please try using the natural effect of cedar in life.