The Bodhisattva Sushi Serving Box is designed for the preparation, presentation, and serving of sushi rolls. Inside this well-constructed, weighty box is a cutting board, two glass dipping bowls, a narrow slit for seaweed sheets, and five compartments to hold a variety of ingredients. It opens flat for presentation and serving.
This box is a rare find (it has no markings and I can't locate a picture of anything like it online.) The decoupage on the Bodhisattva Sushi Serving Box is reverent in that it combines several elements worthy of thoughtful consideration. On the top of the box, meditating bodhisattvas frame an Alex Grey painting titled "Theologue," in which a transparent man is sitting in the Lotus Pose, surrounded by an energy grid. To his side, a pink lotus flower rises up from behind one of the statues, and on his other side, a Thai woman is holding up an open bird cage. A magnificent white seabird appears to be flying off over the distant mountains, evoking the feeling of spiritual freedom.
On the front of the box, The Grateful Dead (with Brent Mydland on keyboards) take center stage before a packed amphitheater. The density of the crowd can be seen on the other side of the box. On the right side of the box, Jerry and Bobby share a moment of live music. On the left side, Deadheads dance ecstatically, their energy seeming to blur across the photograph, and the cover of Mickey Hart's 1976 project, the Diga Rhythm Band album, fits right in with a tear-drop shaped third eye. The Bodhisattva Sushi Serving Box is dedicated to those who believe live music is a form of religion, who love sushi, and who value form as well as function. Dimensions: 11.5” L x 14.5” W x 3” H. This box found a happy home in NYC!