This box is named UNA-JU.   JU in Japanese means typical food box. 

UNA is short form of Unagi, eel fish. 


The overall design is the same as bento boxes, but the proportion is slightly more squarish.   It is also slightly deeper than bento box.  UNA-JU is typically used for Japanese eel rice dish.   Specialty restaurants would use these type of box to serve grilled eel fish fillet over a bed of rice.  The box will be brought to the table and presented to the customer alongside a bowl of miso soup.  It is also a great size to be used as bento lunch box for those who prefer a larger portion of food. 


As Western's food portion may be larger, be sure to check the size before ordering.   


Feel free to be creative.  This box can be used as storage containers for anything.  Sewing kit, special collection of accessories, stationary... etc.     Or use it as sustainable gift box that can be kept and re-use.  Together with cloth wrapping, the presentation is unique.  


Made with finely planed 4mm thick cedar wood with the iconic sakura bark stitching.   It has a very pleasant aroma of cedar wood.  


The perfect rounded-corner has 7 grooves.  (Check out the "making-of" video to see the process of bending. ) 


Proudly hand-made with local material at ShibataToku old shop in Japan.   (Some manufacturers now outsouce production to China or Vietnam for cheaper material and labor cost. )


Join the movement.  Own a piece of authentic history from Hakata.  




* Specification may varies slightly due to the nature of hand-made product.  Each item is unique.

** Unlike molded plastics, wood is an organic material, each piece is different, expect to see some natural blemishes, wood grains or knot marks of natural wood.  

Cedar Bento Box "Una Ju"

  • Exterior

    180mm x 135mm   (7" x 5")

    Overall height 65mm  (2.6")

    Inside depth xxmm   (1.6")

    * Specification may varies slightly due to the nature of hand-made product.  Each item is unique.

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