Magewappa Butter Case

Brand: Magewa / Yoshinobu Shibata
5,000 yen ($31.71 USD)

Magewappa is one of the most beautiful examples of traditional Japanese woodcraft. Natural cedar is stripped, boiled, bent and bound with cherry bark. Previously only Akita cedar over a hundred-fifty years was used in the manufacturing process but in recent years, due to conservation efforts, fine grained natural cedar is sourced also from neighboring prefectures in Northern Japan, including Yamagata, Aomori and Iwate Prefectures. Yoshinobu Shibata and his son Yoshimasa represent two generations of Magewappa artisans that are carrying on the tradition.

The wood has a beautiful straight grain which is accentuated by the curves in the finished products. Cedar's natural properties will keep the butter soft while refrigerated and case will not be harmed by the fridge environment. The knife is thoughtfully designed to easily reach the butter even in the corners of the case.


  • Dimensions: Dia 10.2cm x H 4.9cm
  • Weight: 165g
  • Material: Akita cedar, cherry bark
  • Product No: W-44-3
  • Made in Japan