Japanese ceramics and artisan made housewares

Magewa / Yoshinobu Shibata

Magewappa is one of the most beautiful examples of traditional Japanese woodcraft. Akita cedar from 200-year-old trees is stripped, boiled, bent and tied together with bark from cherry trees. The wood has a beautiful straight grain which is accentuated by the curves in the finished products. Yoshinobu Shibata and his son Yoshimasa represent two generations of Magewappa artisians that are carrying on the tradition. The Magewa brand is designed by Masanori Oji and produce by Yoshimasa Shibata while the Bento Box is designed by Yoshinobu Shibata.