Japanese BENTO box has a long history of over 400 years as a meal carrying instrument. Nowadays, it's known both in Japan and abroad, they're the popular, compartmentalized containers filled with rice, vegetables, meat and more, eaten by kids and grownups alike.
HISTORY OF BENTO
Originally, natural bamboo bark and leaves were used to cover and carry food, to keep it fresh and to protect it from bacteria. Most of them were disposable. In the earliest records of packed lunches in Japan, people typically carried around dried rice (called “kareii”), which was eaten either in its dried state, or after being rehydrated with cold or hot water.
During the Edo era, under the Sankin Kotai "alternate attendance" system, Daimyo (feudal lords) were obligated to alternate their residences on a regular basis between Edo and their domain. Thanks to this system, many samurai travelled throughout Japan, bringing many creative bento boxes along with them.
Another factor that contributed to the popularization of bento boxes is Japanese classical theatre, such as Kabuki, Kyogen and Bunraku. Because these acts were quite long, people ate bento during the intermission, creating the term .“Makunouchi Bento”(between act-bento). Therefore, bento is said to have derived its name from the fact that the audience ate it during intermission.
* Traditional Japanese wooden Bento Box for Bento connoisseurs!
"RED ARROW" SLIM
"Vermilion Red" SLIM
* well designed, easy to maintain!
"SAKURA Wood Grain" slim
"Wappa Wood Tone" red
Carrying your own chopsticks is becoming quite popular today.
The practice is called “My Hashi (my chopsticks)”. It helps to preserve forests, avoiding to use throwing away disposal chopsticks. And eating with your favorite chopsticks makes each meal more special and delicious.
Heutzutage ist es sehr beliebt, seine eigenen Essstäbchen mitzunehmen. Dieser Brauch wird "My Hashi" genannt. Es hilft, Wälder zu schützen und vermeidet die Verwendung von Einweg-Essstäbchen. Außerdem macht das Essen mit den eigenen Stäbchen jede Mahlzeit zu etwas Besonderem und Köstlichem.
* SET incl. chopsticks, spoon and fork
* case & chopsticks SET