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Bento Box History

History About Bento Boxes

Bento boxes have a steep history in Japan dating back to the Edo period. Today they are one of the most common forms of packaging used for frozen TV dinners, takeaway, school lunch boxes and for serving deliciously cooked Japanese meals at home and more. Find information on bento history that includes Shokado, Jubako, Kyaraben, Hanami, Hinomaru, Ekiben, Japanese bento types & accessories and more.

Edo Period Tea Ceremonies, Kaiseki Ryori Cuisine & Bento Boxes

Edo Period Tea Ceremonies, Kaiseki Ryori Cuisine & Bento Boxes

Edo Period Tea Ceremonies: Japan has a long history of preserving its traditions and heritage, and the Edo period (1603–1867) is regarded as the golden era of Japanese cuisine. For the first time in hundreds of years the country was under political stability, internal peace was maintained, and economic growth thrived under shogun...

In March 1972, selling ekiben at the platform of Otoineppu Station

Ekiben History Unraveled, Japanese Train Bento 1872-2021

Learn about the Ekiben History (train station bento). Takeaway meal sold at train stations and in trains across Japan that gives you a chance to taste the local cuisine without leaving the station. Ekiben (駅弁当) is an abbreviation of ‘Eki-bento’ or ‘Eki-uri-bento’ and is made up of two Japanese words, namely ‘eki’ which means trai...

Japanese Chopsticks

7 Interesting Facts About 3,000-Year-Old Japanese Chopsticks

Are you a Japanese food lover? If yes then you must have used Japanese Chopsticks. They have become synonymous with Japanese cuisine that originated in a country other than Japan. The following article traces the history of this unassuming yet very significant dining tool. Gained worldwide acceptance and helped to experience Japa...

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