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Atelier Senyū Lacquerware (MM) – Abaeran Japanese Artisan Goods

Atelier Senyū Lacquerware (MM)


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  • ¥8,500


Atelier Senyū lacquer tableware bentō/interior décor boxes, are handcrafted with indigenous Japanese cypress wood (hinoki: [檜]) by Japanese traditional artisans who view wood as a living substance that is given a second life in the shape that it becomes. No nails, screws, or metal pieces are utilized in the woodworking with the sides, corners, and bottom section dovetailed together using long-established Japanese wood joinery techniques.

Using Atelier Senyū tableware in harmony with this artisan view, to enhance the visual flavor of your food is an elegantly distinctive way to add a delightful element of food plating and presentation surprise for your daily, informal social, or special celebratory meals. 

Lids and tiers are slowly lifted to reveal mouthwatering aromas and succulent ingredients, with the arrangement of your ingredients suggesting a certain restrained rhythm of eating typically slowing it down, inviting you to take a bite then put your chopsticks down for a moment, to savor the aesthetics of your meal. 

Moving from the kitchen to the living room and throughout one's home, Atelier Senyū woodcraft can effortlessly be used as accent pieces to add a refreshing touch of Japanese aesthetic warmth and character to your home décor.

Atelier Senyū goods are multifunctional Japanese artisan collectibles that you can treasure forever, pass on to your family and loved ones, or gift to that special person. Complement your bentō tableware purchase with an additional purchase of handmade Atelier Senyū bamboo chopsticks that are sold as as a set with our  cocobolo hardwood carrying case.

Bring your homemade lunch to the office in your Atelier Senyū bentō lunch box along with your O-hashi set to express your personal style and appreciation for Japanese culinary culture! Handcrafted tea cup pinewood coasters are also available for your afternoon tea.

Product Highlights

  • Type: Multipurpose food presentation tableware and décor accent  
  • Material: Japanese indigenous cypress 
  • Design:  3-color mosaic accent, clear finish with drawstring bottom groove
  • Size: Medium
  • Dimensions: Outside: Width: 19cm x Depth: 12cm x Height: 6.3cm 
  • Dimension: Inside: Depth: 4.4cm
  • Volume: 700ml
  • Weight: 280g
  • Divider: (1) divider not pictured is included to form two sections
  • Lid drawstring included: Colors: black, red, cream, dark brown 

Metric sizes can be converted to inches here.

Use, Cleaning and Care FAQ

Q. Is there any type of food that should not be served on lacquerware?
A. Most any food can be served with the exception of very fatty or greasy foods where the oil may soak into the wood or discolor the finish if left in the box for an extended period of time. 

Q. Can I use lacquerware with silverware or ceramic tableware?
A. You should avoid using metal or ceramic utensils as they may scratch the topcoat. 

Q. Can I put lacquerware in the refrigerator?
A. No, wooden lacquerware may warp due to the dry environment. 

Q. Can I microwave my lacquerware?
A. No! Please do not place lacquerware in your microwave. 

Q. Can I wash lacquerware normally with warm water and dishwashing liquid 
A. Yes. Handwash with a soft sponge. Most commercially available dishwashing liquid is safe to use, but we recommend a plant-based organic dishwashing liquid free of dyes and synthetic fragrances. Do not use an abrasive cleaner. Wipe dry with a soft absorbent cotton dish towel. . 

Q. Is it ok to wash lacquerware using a dishwasher? 
A. No. Rapid drying and temperature fluctuations of automatic dishwashers will damage lacquerware by discoloring and warping the surface.

Q. Can I soak lacquerware in warm water for a long time to remove pieces of food? 
A. No. It is not preferable to soak your lacquereware in water for an extended period of time.

Q. Should lacquerware be dried after washing?
A. Yes. Please dry your lacquerware with a soft cotton cloth before putting it away. Please be sure to use a clean cloth as even tiny dust particles may damage or scratch the laquerware's surface.

Q. What is the best way to store lacquerware? 
A. To avoid any damage to lacquerware, put paper towels between the dishes before stacking. Lacquerware should also not be exposed to sunlight for a long time as the color can fade or change.

Q. Is it possible to repair or repaint lacquerware? 
A. Lacquerware made from wood can be repaired. Please contact us at info@abaeran.com if you have any questions about our products. We will be happy to assist you.

Note: Atelier Senyū tableware is made food safe and in accordance with the Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare Food Hygiene Law.

Ordering & Shipping

Available to both merchants and individual customers. Quantity is subject to availability. For additional details please see our How to order page here. Please note: Each handmade order is bespoke and may take 3~4 weeks to ship from Japan from the day you place your order. We guarantee your order, will keep you updated if there is any delay, and will contact you immediately when your order is shipped. For additional details please see our How to order page here. Contact us for merchant and special order pricing. 

Shipping and handling charges are calculated at checkout based upon your destination and the weight of the shipment. Minimum chargeable shipping weight per box is (3 kilos) for all shipping zones. Sent via: Japan Post EMS.

Goods Purchased from Abaeran for Personal Use

Please note that you may be charged import duties and/or local taxes for goods purchased from Abaeran, which your customs authority or postal service deems appropriate for goods transported across international borders. Your import duties and/or taxes are not included in the price of our goods. What is payable, if anything, generally depends on where the goods are sent from, the type of goods, their transactional value and the weight of the package. Please contact your local government customs authorities or postal service for detailed information.

Returns, Exchanges & Refunds

All our products are guaranteed to be as pictured and described. They are carefully inspected for defects prior to packaging and international shipping. 

Actual value is insured free of charge. However, because each box is handmade in limited quantities all sales are final and no returns, exchanges or refunds are accepted with the exception of actual value loss for insured orders that are confirmed by Japan Post EMS to be damaged, lost, or stolen during shipping. For additional details please contact us or see our FAQ page here.

Shipping and handling charges are calculated at checkout based upon your destination and the weight of the shipment. Minimum chargeable shipping weight per box is (3) kilograms for all shipping zones. Sent via: Japan Post EMS.

Product Features

  • Handmade Japanese traditional craftsmen quality  
  • Attractive minimalist aesthetic 
  • Designed for home, office, or mobile use 
  • Multipurpose use as a lunchbox, tableware, or décor accent piece
  • Durable
  • Humidity resistant
  • Fine grain and resistance to warping
  • Natural anti-mold, antibacterial, antifungal cypress qualities
  • A distinctive product for personal or family meals, picnics, birthday and seasonal gifts, or sold at your brick-and-mortar boutique or online shop as a high-end import item.

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