In the past, Japanese carpenters made their own wooden toolboxes in order to keep their tools. They had a certain form, which the lid was slid open from side to side as its special feature. The toolbox could be seen in a picture roll in the 14th century and the name could have been used in Rakugo, a Japanese classical comic story telling. The series of toolboxes are reproduced in a wood working shop in Tochigi prefecture and are made of a Japanese cedar thinning. Every proportion of the box is based on 12cm, so sizes of each of them come in 12, 24, 36 cm. They can be arranged neatly. There is no paint application on the surfaces, and the nuances of wood changed over time can be enjoyed.
These boxes are only available by order.