Hako-Zen were originally designed to serve as a combination storage box and tray table. Each wooden box was used as a portable table (with the lid as a tray) and also as a case to store each family members tableware. These days we recommend them for any kind of storage. Masaru Kawai's simple square hako-zen are handmade from beautifully grained, sustainable Japanese cedar. The small box can nest inside the larger box.
Material: Natural Hinoki cedar
Small Size: 10" square x 6" high
Large Size: 12 3/4" square x 7" high
Country of Origin: Japan
Masaru Kawai hand makes his unique line of products from woods native to Japan. He began his company, the SOMA project, to promote the use of the native Japanese woods that are abundant in the country's mountain areas and preserve traditional Japanese woodworking techniques.