The lid is not integrated with the body, so it does not crush the vegetables. One of the ways to preserve vegetables is to wrap them in newspaper and store them in a cool, dark place.The Vegetable Storage Box will help you achieve this state of preservation just by putting them directly into the box. Paulownia wood has an antibacterial effect, so it reduces the growth of mold that can form on garlic and onions. Since it is the same size as the Rice Storage made by Masuda Kiri Bako, they can be stacked on top of each other, and when stored side by side, they create a beautiful sense of unity as a kitchen canister. It is available in two sizes to suit different purposes and types of vegetables to be stored. ●Material Body: paulownia ●Size w215mm x d215mm x h162mm ●Care Instructions Do not wipe with water, but wipe lightly with a dry cloth. Do not wipe with water, but wipe lightly with a dry cloth sprayed with alcohol. In order to prevent the paulownia wood from accumulating too much moisture, dry it in a well-ventilated place for about half a day in the middle of the season, so that the paulownia wood can release the moisture it has absorbed. ●Cautions If you put a vegetable storage box on top of the Rice storage, the slatted wood for air flow will be sealed. Also, soil may fall into the lid of Rice storage. It is recommended to stack the rice bin on top of the vegetable storage box. If you are concerned about soil falling from slatted wood, we recommend that you place newspaper under the vegetable storage box or place newspaper inside the vegetable storage. This product is not intended to extend the shelf life. This product is not intended to prolong the shelf life of the product, but to preserve the taste of the product until the end due to the characteristics of paulownia wood. ●Remarks This product is handmade from natural wood. Due to the nature of the wood, there may be differences in the actual color and texture, and there may be dents and scratches. Please purchase with your understanding. ●Paulownia characteristics Paulownia wood has a very small shrinkage rate, so there is little dimensional change. This makes it possible to minimize deviations and cracks in the design of precision processing. Therefore, we can make accurate boxes with no gaps. Paulownia wood is porous, made up of dense, bubbly, independent tissue. It regulates humidity by sucking in moisture in humid weather and expelling it when it dries out, as if it were breathing. It also contains ingredients that inhibit the growth of insects and fungus. Due to the high content of tannin, the preservative component, paulownia is resistant to decay and can be used for a long time. Wood has some resilience, but paulownia is more capable of that. It has the ability to restore even a few scratches and dents. In Japan, paulownia has long been used as a chest of drawers for kimonos and as a gift box. One of the charms of paulownia wood is its beautiful grain, and with careful use, it can be enjoyed over time, just like leather goods. ●What is ”kirihaco”? "Masudakiribakoten" has been manufacturing paulownia boxes in Koga City, Fukuoka Prefecture, for about 90 years. They are constantly researching the types of paulownia that can be used for the purpose of the box and the way it is assembled. And to make the box beautiful and attractive, we also develop and propose our own processing methods to make the box beautiful and attractive. As part of this process, we have been developing products as part of the "kirihaco project" with the owner of the "FukuokaSeikatsudoguten". This project is based on the concept of a "paulownia box to incorporate into your life". ●About the trading period We are working in conjunction with our physical store hours of 10:00-19:00 (closed on Mondays). Depending on the timing of your order, we may not be able to contact you as quickly as we would like. Thank you for your understanding in advance. This product will be made to order if it is not in stock at the actual store. Please note that it may take up to a month for the product to be delivered to you due to the manufacturer's holiday or busy season.