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Shikaeshiben Bento

Did You Know About Shikaeshiben Bento?

Shikaeshiben (仕返し弁) translates to the “revenge” bento.

During the 16th century, home wives would make shikaeshiben as a way of getting back to their husbands. Meals would include fowl written insults, or the food would be over or undercooked, making it inedible… read more: Bento Box Types


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Obento Lunch Box (obento-bako)

Obento Lunch Box

In Japan, there is a specific term for obento (お弁当).” If you ask a Japanese person what obento means you may get several answers. Obento (o-ben·to) has many variations. In this article, we discuss Yochien Obento Lunch Box... read more

Bento Boxes Australia

Bento Boxes Australia

The first Japanese bento boxes Australia record were in June 1910 in an article by the Perth The Daily News were a young man recollects his experience of bento while taking a train ride in Japan. Bento boxes... read more

Influence behind the Shokado Bento Box

Shokado Bento, Simple, Elegant & Inspiring

Shokado bento box (松花堂弁当) pronounced "shookadoo" bento is a simple yet beautifully lacquered thirty-centimetre square box divided into four equal compartments like the Chinese character for FIELD 田, with partitions that include extended edges and a lid... read more

Jubako - Layered Bento Boxes

Jubako Bento “Layered Bento Boxes”

Used in Japan during the Heian period (794-1185), Jubako Bento (重箱) means "Layered Bento Boxes". Similar to bento boxes they are a combination of elaborately decorated lacquered boxes used for holding and presenting food in on outings... read more


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Established in 2004, Katachiware has built a reputation of stocking a unique and extensive range of traditional Japanese style bento boxes and matching accessories. Our collection includes the traditional bamboo, handmade lacquered Camphor Wood and the popular crimson red and black range and accessories to suit most of our product range. We are passionate about delivering quality Japanese style tableware products to our customers, including retail, hospitality and wholesale from Australia and beyond.