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This quaint little hand-crafted wooden box confidently displays its natural beauty through its bold grain. The lid is crafted to fit snug and features the kanji character "saru" for monkey, one of the twelve zodiacs. Likely used for storing tea in the past but would happily house your jewellery or other knick knacks.

L12 x W9.5 x D6cm


When I wasn't in business meetings during my Japan trip I was in markets shopping for antiques and inspiration. Here is something I brought back with me.

Far out of the CBD is an old hardware store, filled to the brim with antiques. We have been visiting this secret location for many years so it was super exciting to finally go back. There were curated piles of baskets, ceramics, old apothecary bottles and restored furniture – we wish we could have brought everything home. The husband and wife owners were happy to see us again and walked us through the residential streets to their other storage warehouse. We had free range to go through boxes and cabinets to find some amazing pieces.


Osaka, Japan
34.6937° N, 135.5021° E

Osaka is a large port city and commercial center on the Japanese island of Honshu. It's known for its modern architecture, nightlife and hearty street food.

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