The literal translation of Bento is ‘convenient’. An apt word to describe an ancient Japanese tradition (the first historical record of Bento boxes is from the 10th century Kamakura period!), that has evolved into a healthy contemporary practice. Bento boxes are lunch boxes that have neat compartments, so that you can carry a proper, nutritional meal to school or work, instead of shoving a sandwich into a bag!
This infographic explores the many traditional formats for Bento boxes, how to buy one most suited to your personal needs, and some great ideas for modern Bento boxes.
Infographic by – Quill