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Traditional Japanese Bento
Traditional Japanese Bento

Katachiware, Home of Japanese Style Bento Boxes & Tableware

Welcome to Katachiware, where traditional Japanese tableware and accessories meet elegance and functionality. Our family-run business has been providing high-quality products to individuals, restaurants, and resellers throughout Australia and beyond since 2004. But we are more than just a collection of products – we are a reflection of the essence of Japanese design, or “katachi.”

Our collection includes a wide range of traditional Japanese-style bento boxes, serving trays, chopsticks, and other accessories, all made from materials that have played an important role in Japanese life for centuries, such as wood, bamboo, stone, cloth, metal, and soil. But that’s not all – we also offer a variety of other Japanese-inspired products such as ramen bowls and sets, matcha tea sets and accessories, tea-ware, sushi essentials and more. Our product range expands daily with new products added weekly, so there’s always something new to discover.

Katachi: The Essence of Japanese Design

The term katachi refers to the essence of Japanese design, such as that of the shape, symmetry, and craftsmanship of traditional craft.
The objects in Katachi embody the union of elegance and usefulness that is central to the Japanese aesthetic, and are made of materials that have played an important role in Japanese life for centuries including wood, bamboo, stone, cloth, metal, and soil. With our collection we continually strive to showcase products that embody the katachi essence ranging from exquisite bento boxes that get their inspiration from authentic Japanese Bento Boxes, characteristics, craftsmanship along with a range of accessories that follow the same ideology.


Our origins lie in a personal hobby of collecting authentic Japanese bento boxes and tableware from Japan. What started as an obsession soon turned into a long-lasting and profitable business. We realized that there was a scarcity of good-quality bento lunch boxes in Australia, so we embarked on a journey to find reliable suppliers. After years of searching and negotiation, we established strong and long-lasting relationships with several suppliers, which laid the foundation for our successful business.


Our office is located in Victoria, Australia, and we offer efficient and reliable service with a guarantee of high-quality products delivered at competitive prices. We deliver Australia-wide and offer international delivery upon request. To buy Japanese tableware or bento boxes online, view our full range. For wholesale or bulk enquiries, please send an email to with a list of items you are looking for, along with your delivery address. A member of our team will contact you by the next business day.


We are dedicated to making every effort to ensure that the products we sell are of the highest quality. Our team is always on the lookout for new products so that we can broaden our selection and offer our customers the most comprehensive range of bento boxes, tableware, and other Japanese-inspired accessories. In addition, we stand behind the quality of our products and guarantee customer satisfaction. If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase, we will do everything in our power to help you in a timely and effective manner.

Enjoy Your Next Japanese Inspired Meal with Katachiware Bento Boxes

Thank you for choosing Katachiware, where elegance and usefulness come together to create beautiful, functional tableware that embodies the essence of Japanese design. Join us on our journey as we continue to expand our product range and showcase the beauty and functionality of Japanese design to the world.


Did you know that Bento Boxes were banned in Japan?

After the World War, the distinction between the wealthy and poor became evident across Japan due to a boom in exports and repeated crop failures. The poor were hungry, yet the wealthy could afford the most expensive items, including aluminium bento boxes. This caused schools to eliminate bento boxes as they were a social issue reflecting the student’s wealth. Bento boxes made from aluminium were affordable to wealthy families and were treated as a status symbol with an assortment of elegantly prepared nutritious foods. Read more about Bento Box History


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