bento box kokeshi yumi
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Make your lunch as cute as you are with this charming 3 tier bento box with elastic bento strap. Designed in the style of Lady Yumi ,she is part of a special line of Kyoto inspired kokeshi bento boxes made by famous bento house Hakoya. This beautiful flower will keep your food fresh and delicious with utmost elegance, and is made to resemble a traditional Japanese wooden kokeshi doll. Her hat even transforms into a soup bowl or cup, great for miso soup! The bento measures approx. 15cm x 16cm. The top tier bowl can hold approx. 260ml but cannot be used to store unwrapped food. The 2nd tier has a domed plastic inner-lid and both the middle and bottom tiers hold approx. 850ml. Plastic inner-lid not microwave or dishwasher safe. Background Bento are Japanese style lunch boxes. Not just a convenient meal, bento have been elevated to an art form with bento makers competing to create bento lunchbox contents in the shape of famous fictional characters, landmarks or animals. What is a kokeshi About 150 years ago in Northern Japan, the kiji-shi (craftsmen) invented adorable dolls with cylindrical bodies called the kokeshi . Made out of wood, the dolls were then painted and covered with lacquer. Hand-painted by Japanese craftsmen. This model comes with a black elastic band. BPA-free. Made in Japan. Microwave : no more than 2 minutes (1000 W) or 3 minutes (500 W), without lids.