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Japanese lunch box Kokeshi Bento

Posted by rod - 07.06.2011

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If you need some lunch boxes for your kids or yourself then these Kokeshi Bento could be the right thing for you. These Japanese storage options are called Bento’s which are basically lunchbox which contains a homemade meal and is normally divided into segments to keep the foods fresh and separate. A traditional bento consists of rice, fish, meat or tofu and one or more pickled or cooked vegetables.

The first two are Hanako and Ichiro from the Kokeshi collection. The 4 other lunch boxes are from the Kyoto collection and are Bushi, the Samurai warrior with a red outfit and gold on his “helmet”, Ninja, warrior, but so cute with his two “ninja stars”, Maiko, the little apprentice geisha girl with a pink Kimono, and Geiko, Kyoto dialect for “Geisha” with a violet Kimono. All of the collections are based on the traditional Japanese Kokeshi dolles. They also remind me of a Japanese style Lego or Playmobil head.

Do you think western people would buy and use these?

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3 Comments (add yours?)
  • From: broken angel
  • Mar 05, 2013

I’m born and raised in the US and I would definitely buy these! I only wish I could find them here.

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  • From: gerry
  • Sep 23, 2017

I’m less interested in the details of the specific designs than in the materials and processes used in making these.

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