Sad to say, we don’t own a sugar bowl. Why..?? because we rarely use sugar in our food or drinks. A packet of sugar weighing 2kg can last us for 3 years or even more. For my cooking, i use very little sugar and baking i am not very good at it, so we usually end up with a ready mix. Even then… i rarely want something with lots of sugar. As a matter of fact, I don’t like to see “ang moh” eating sugar either. But every home has have to have a sugar bowl, so i figured it is time to look for one. I found the above at $69 .. and am in love with it. I bet the sugar in there .. can last me about 10 yrs.. muahahhah!!!
This charming sugar bowl makes for a happy little addition to the home. Stores sugar or, should you wish, spices, herbs, etc. Set comes with a plastic spoon that fits neatly under the lid. The gorgeous cedar wood is fastened together with carefully chosen slices of sakura (Japanese cherry blossom) bark. You’ll absolutely love this artistic and practical piece.
- completely hand-crafted from Akita located in northern Japan
- diameter: 9.5cm (3.7″) ; height: 6.5cm (2.5″)
- lightweight, yet remarkably strong – made to last for years.
- hand-wash with warm water and soap and store in a dry cool place
- do not microwave
Magewappa is a marvelous 400-year old traditional craft that originated in Odate City in Japan’s northern Akita prefecture. It is painstakingly created by thinly shaving perfectly straight-grain cedar wood, specially planted on the eastern side of the Shirakami Mountains, a present-day World Heritage Natural Resource site. This complex procedure involves boiling the shavings, and repeatedly bending and fastening them together by hand with carefully chosen slices of sakura (Japanese cherry blossom) bark. Only cedar wood that is 100 years old or more can endure this demanding process.
A finished Magewappa creation is remarkably lightweight and bears a naturally faint aroma that magnificently compliments Japanese food and drink – especially sushi and sake. Sushi-bachi plates are further treated with a gorgeous red lacquer to aid preservation and presentation. A true feast for the eyes and a sure conversation-starter when entertaining friends and guests.