Intriguing 19th Century Antique Japanese Bento BoxKatachiware Japanese Style Tableware
A circa 19th century antique Japanese bento box, in hardwood with brass accents. It has three stacking sections, secured by a brass bar through the handle and top box. Bento boxes similar to this Antique Japanese Bento Box have a long and storied history in Japan. They were first used by samurai and other warriors as a way to carry their meals with them on the go. Over time, bento boxes became more elaborate and ornate, and they eventually became a status symbol among the upper classes.
Antique Japanese Bento Box
This antique Japanese bento box is a beautiful example of the craftsmanship and artistry that went into these early bento boxes. It is made from hardwood with brass accents, and it has three stacking sections that were used to separate different types of food. The top section was typically used for rice, the middle section for vegetables, and the bottom section for meat or fish. The bento box was secured by a brass bar through the handle and top box.
This bento box is a rare and valuable piece of history. It is a reminder of a time when bento boxes were more than just a way to carry food. They were works of art that were used to show off one’s wealth and status.