In Odate City located in the northern part of Akita Prefecture there is a traditional craft item called "Mage-Wappa", which is familiar as a part of household goods for a long time.
It is used as a lunch box which has excellent air permeability, or light and durable tea bowl, and the craft is expensive but it's really popular product.
If you hold it once, the sense of the palm will make you understand it as the truth.
Here is the place where you can actually ...make the Mage-Wappa yourself!
>>Regarding Mage-Wappa making
You can choose either a round lunch box or a pan dish.
Time required: 2 hours
Price: Lunch box 5,940 yen, pan dish 3,780 yen (tax included)
Required: Advance reservation must be signed up to one week in advance
Allowable number of people: 5 people at a time, up to 10 people per day due to number of the kits and tools