Koraku Bento (Picnic Lunchbox)Katachiware Japanese Style Tableware
Koraku Bento translated into English is Picnic Lunchbox. As the name suggests, Koraku Bento boxes are made for sharing among a group of people at picnics, day outings and sports events. In March and April they are prepared and shared with a group of friends during the cherry blossom viewing festivals.
Similar to traditional bento boxes, Karaku bento ingredients used will normally include foods that are in season. Several servings of onigiri are triangular rice balls and maki sushi rolls “rolled sushi” wrapped in Nori or seaweed. Occasionally they are wrapped in a lovely thin omelette which gives the meal a different flour.
The term Koraku bento, when translated into Japanese refers to a ‘picnic lunch box’. It is large in size and made to accommodate a meal for a small group of people. It is popularly used during the spring season when many groups view the colourful cherry blossoms. The standard food menu in this box consists of Onigiri, which are rice balls shaped into triangles and makizushi rolls.