The Making of Magemono

Round Containers

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Trim & Plane

Dried cedar wood would be planed and trimmed to smooth finish and precise dimensions.  

Wooden Bento Boxes

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Quality cedar will have to be dried for a year before they can be used for Magemono.

Cedar panels are planed and trimmed to size by the artisan.  In the old days, they are done by Japanese hand plane (called Kanna) and are extremely precise. 

The Finishing Touches