Koshin Bento (Waist Bento)

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Koshin Bento (Waist Bento)

In the Edo period (1603 to 1867), the culture of the bento box grew in popularity and became more refined. Travellers and sightseers would carry a simple koshibentō, (“waist bento”), which consisted of several onigiri wrapped with bamboo leaves or in a woven bamboo box.

Koshibento (Waist Bento)

Today, with bento boxes being an important part of lunchtimes worldwide, they have been adapted to suit the varied users’ requirements. Traditional Bento Box Type will vary depending on the intended purpose of use. To see a full range click here: Traditional Bento Boxes and Wikipedia.

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