Japan is famous for its four amazing seasons, beautiful winters, stunning springs, hot summers and breathtaking autumns. But did you know that we actually have 24 different seasons here in Japan? Sekkis, based on the movement of the sun, is the name of these mini seasons. Each season celebrates something unique that is happening at that specific time, and is a quite beautiful in capturing the slow tide of time. With this series of Bento Boxes we want to celebrate each and every one of these seasons, with its own box. Each box showcase stunning artwork capturing the season at hand. Consider this bento as much a art piece as lunch box!
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This Bento celebrates touji 冬至, Literarily the winter arriving is starting on the 22nd of December. During the first night of touji which is the longest of the year, it's usual to enter a bath where is floating yuzu. This scene is the one represented on the lib.
To create the beautiful lid, a textile with the pattern printed on it is forced on to the lid using a special technique, resulting in a beautiful art like depiction. The box itself features two layers, one upper with a larger capacity and a smaller lower. Each compartment comes with its own lid to keep foods fresh. A matching elastic bento band is also included. Simply a great Bento box to enjoy both meals and experience the Japanese seasons.