jubako - usagi karakusa

Yamanaka-nuri lacquer ware

This beautiful 3-Tier lacqued container is referred to as a jubako (重箱) in Japan. Jubako were traditionally used while celebrating the New Year as "osechi" (Japanese traditional new year food). Each layer contained traditional holiday foods that have special meanings and wishes such as: good health, happiness, fertility, wealth, and long life. It lives on as a perfect container for keepsakes and jewelry today.


Jubako stacked boxes are also used as a standard way to pack food for special occasions: Chirashi-zushi for the Girls' Festival, seasonal homemade dishes for cherry blossom viewing (hanami) and sports days (undoukai), etc.


Not only could it be cherished in formal situations or special occasions, but as vessels for daily use as well. 

Dieser schöne 3-stöckige lackierte Behälter wird in Japan als Jubako (重箱) bezeichnet. Jubako wurden traditionell beim Feiern des neuen Jahres als „osechi“ (japanisches traditionelles Neujahrsgerichte) verwendet. Jede Schicht enthielt traditionelle Feiertagsspeisen, die besondere Bedeutungen und Wünsche haben, wie zum Beispiel: Gesundheit, Glück, Fruchtbarkeit, Reichtum und langes Leben. Die Jubako ist auch heute noch ein idealer Behälter für Andenken und Schmuck.


Jubako-Stapelboxen werden auch als Standardverpackung für Lebensmittel für besondere Anlässe verwendet: Chirashi-zushi für das Mädchenfest, saisonale hausgemachte Gerichte für die Kirschblütenschau (Hanami) und Sporttage (Undoukai) usw.


Sie können nicht nur in formellen Situationen oder zu besonderen Anlässen verwendet werden, sondern auch als Gefäße für den täglichen Gebrauch.

Most standard type:

19.5 x 19.5 cm, total height 21 cm.

3-tier stacked box with a smart square form for any purpose. Available in red and black.


Easy to care:

Made of resin with urethane coating, resistant to scratches and oily stain for long-lasting use.

The rabbit motif is decorated with an arabesque pattern for a traditional, modern look.

Die meisten Standardspezifik:

19,5 x 19,5 cm, Gesamthöhe 21 cm.

3-stöckige Stapelbox mit eleganten quadratischer Form für jeden Zweck. Erhältlich in rot und schwarz.



Aus Harz mit Urethanbeschichtung, kratzfest und fettbeständig für dauerhaften Gebrauch.

Traditionelles und modernes Design mit Arabeskenmustern, blauen Meereswellen und springenden Häschen.

The jubakos have no partitions and thus give the chef the greatest possible flexibility when arranging them. Jubakos are always artfully filled and are at least as pleasing to the eye as osechi later are to the palate. 

Die Jubakos haben keine Unterteilungen und geben dem Koch damit die größtmögliche Flexibilität beim Anrichten. Jubakos sind immer kunstvoll gefüllt und erfreuen das Auge mindestens genauso wie die oder Osechi später den Gaumen. 

☆ Jubako ”usagi karakusa"


1 Piece of Japanese Lacquer Stack Lunch Bento Box 3-Tiers

Yamanaka lacquerware






【Material / material】 Kunststoff (ABS), Urethan-Beschichtung / plastic (ABS), Urethane coating

【Größe (approx.) / size (ca.)】 19,5 cm x 19,5 cm x H. 21 cm

【Gewicht (approx.) / weight (ca.)】 1100 g

【Herkunft / country of origin】 Yamanaka (Ishikawa Pref.), Japan

【Versteller / Manufacturer】Maeju Shikki, ishikawa



93,95 €

  • Lieferzeit 2-3 Werktage *1 / Shipping 2-3 working days *1


・Don't use dishwasher, dryer, microwave and oven.

・When washing, don't use a scrubbing brush or polishing powder.

・Keep it away from sunlight directly.


・Verwenden Sie keine Spülmaschine, Trockner, Mikrowelle und Ofen.

・Verwenden Sie beim Waschen keine Scheuerbürste oder Polierpulver.

・Halten Sie es direkt von Sonnenlicht fern.

more about JUBAKO

Jubako is thought to be invented long time ago as it appears in the documents of the Muromachi period, but it became popular among people in the Edo period. For Buke (the samurai class) and Daimyo (the feudal lord), gorgeous ones like urushi nuri (japanned) or makie (gold-lacquered) were made. When going to hunt, some version of Jubako which was easy to carry was used. Lunch boxes made in new materials like polypropylene are popular these days in Japan and Jubako seems to be used less than before.


Generally the four-tiered boxes style which stands for four seasons is formal of Jubako. And Jubako is basically square-shaped, but some are round and others are hexagonal or even octagonal. Jubako is usually made of woods, resin, or sikki (japan) and some are made of paper or porcelain. There is also “Ageju” which can be attached to Jubako with carrying Agemono (deep-fried foods) in it.



In Japan, we have a custom to eat a feast called “Osechi” to celebrate the New Year during the beginning of the Year, January 1st to 3rd. Osechi mainly consists of some foods which are thought to draw good luck by eating during that period and they are packed in boxes called “Jubako”.


Anyway, why should foods be packed in Jubako? Actually there is a reason. It is from the wish for “piling the happiness”.

As another reason, even though we have to prepare a lot of dishes for Osechi, Jubako does not need large space as it can be piled. We eat Osechi foods during a few days, so the lid is needed to prevent dust or vermin from coming in the foods. Thus Jubako is suitable for keeping Osechi foods. As there was not something like plastic wrap in the old days, Jubako which can be piled with a lid was very useful.


Jubako is used not only for New Year’s Osechi, but also for cherry blossom viewing and an athletic meet as a lunch box. When packed in Jubako, foods look beautiful and more gorgeous. Jubako usually consists of two to five piled boxes with a lid on the top and in which foods for "Hare no hi" (a special happy day) are packed. Jubako is used in the anniversary or for the event. 

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