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The lunch box made of cedar

お米を精米し、釜で炊いてお櫃(ひつ)に移す、そしてそのお櫃をしゅろのたわしで精米した時の米ぬかを使って洗う。昔あたりまえのように行われてきた光景。常吉は、そんな自然と暮らすライフスタイルを、製品づくりからお手入れまで一貫してご提案しています。

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. 

Tsunekichi's lunch box
The use sample of Tsunekichi Lunch Box

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. 

You can use Tsunekichi Lunch box for 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!

Tsuneyoshi's unique wood products

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.

Collaboration bag of cedar wood material and Tochigi leather
Wooden bag of rounded shape

OTHER ITEMS

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.

Other wooden items