Magewappa

Magewappa was created 400 years ago in Odate City (Akita prefecture). It was mainly used as lunch boxes that were made from the highest quality of cedar wood. The wood was thinly shaved, boiled, bent and tied up with an outer layer of branches of cherry blossoms trees. The secret to its beauty and durability is the cold winters in the region. The aroma of the cedar wood is said to complement the flavours of Japanese dishes.

Best time to visit: All seasons

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