History of Japan's bento, Ekiben through the years
March 31, 2019
To enjoy ekiben, start with some history!
The History of Rail Development and Ekiben
What is the Ekiben Mark?
It is a trademark established by the Japan Railway Sales Central Association for businesses that sell ekiben in JR stations. Made to resemble a bento box, the wooden frame is divided by a cross, with a red circle representing a hinomaru bento, and the warm fraternizing of travelers.