Jubako (3 Tier)

Artist: Junko Yashiro
120,000 yen ($1,093.90 USD)

Junko Yashiro's exquisitely crafted 3 tiered Jubako are decorated with a traditional Karamatsu crest motif. Karamatsu is a design inspired by matsu (pine). Jubako are a traditional Japanese stacking box used for food presentation and storage most often during Oshogatsu (new year's) celebrations. Jubako stack loosely and are not designed to be tight fitting. Yashiro-san's boxes are finished with linen fabric and washi paper pasted to the wood before the final application of lacquer. The boxes are durable and can be washed safely after use.

Urushi (Japanese lacquer) artist Junko Yashiro creates a distinctive range of beautifully crafted vessels, creating subtle textures on the wood base before finishing with an urushi coat. The production of Japanese lacquerware is traditionally done by two artisans, one skilled in woodworking and the other a specialist in the application of the lacquer. Junko however, completes each of her pieces from start to finish, designing and shaping each vessel, before employing a variety of techniques and urushi finishes to enhance subtle patterns in the wood. The urushi coat also acts to protect the wood and increase the durability of the vessel.


  • Dimensions: W 30cm x D 11.5cm x H 16.5cm
  • Weight: 662g
  • Material: Yoshino Cedar
  • Product No: YJ-20
  • Made in Japan