A Brief History of Ekiben ~Over 130 Years from the Birth of Ekiben~
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.