Countless people have made a weird face when they opened a preciously wrapped present from Japanese people and only found an empty black plastic box… Not a funny joke. Well plastic bento boxes exist, I have some too, but your present my well be a nice lacquer box.
They are luxury items, of the finest Japanese handicraft. Wooden boxes, painted with many layers of lacquer (urushi) and then decorated with fine patterns. They are also very delicate. If the air is too dry, they get splints. That’s the vessel for great occasions… Mine has an Autumn pattern. But it’s the only authentic one I have, so I use it for New Year.
The inside is always red, it seems. I’ll show you it full soon. Don’t worry.
Not easy to photography. It shines like a mirror, you can see my street in the reflect…
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