Bento boxes for adults and kids - a quintessential Japanese collection
Bento boxes are a great way to pack your lunch – for adults, kids and fussy eaters alike! Japanese designs are usually not divided into sections to keep different types of food separate, like we often see with kids lunch boxes. They are often a practical rectangular or oval shape, either one or two layers, and rely on the person making the bento to utilize the space fully. It is almost an art. They are compact and look great, and for those inclined, nudges one to think about portions and what to pack to create a balanced meal.
For an adult bento box, you can prepare food like stir fries with rice, leftover pasta, or just some steamed vegatables and fruit. With a little effort, organizing the food in a compact space can make it much more appealing come lunch time. At least that is what the Japanese do.
For kids, they are great for cut sandwiches, fruit and other snacks. The cute aesthetics of some of the flower based bento box designs are sure to make them stand out amongst their peers.
Check out our range of both traditional and stylish designs. We are sure you will find your favourite!
More on our Japanese bento lunch boxes
Traditionally, the Japanese are known for their expertise in using space effectively, and bento lunch boxes incorporate this through square and rectangular-shaped sections. This attention to detail makes them a highly popular accessory the world over.
You can choose from our different bento box series, all available through our online store.
Basic Bento Box Series
If you're looking for an adult bento lunch box that is simple yet functional, then you can’t look past our Basic Bento Box Series. With the convenience of being microwave and dishwasher safe, the elegant and minimalistic designs are perfect for the busy adult those who prefer to keep things simple and practical.
Picnic Box Series
Also known as ‘ojyu bako’, our picnic boxes are made for sharing – which makes them ideal for picnics, barbeques, and social gatherings. In Japan, they are popular during the cherry blossom season. They’re also slightly bigger, so they can carry more food. With their multi-tiered designs, you can use these as a grazing board for special occasions. You’ll often find they’re used for onigiri and maki-zushi sushi rolls.
Sakura Mokume Series
Designed with sakura cherry blossom flowers on a wood-grain backdrop, our Sakura Mokume collection of Japanese bento boxes offers a touch of Japanese aethestic and elegance to elevate your meal experience. Great for both kids and adults alike.
The Wagara bento box series incorporate Japanese themed patterns by silk printing or cloth infusion. Cloth infusion takes traditional Japanese patterned fabrics and infuses them into the lid of the bento box. These make beautiful gifts for yourself or that someone special, and endow a little Japanese experience during lunch time. Wagara means ‘Japanese patterns’, and these usually have a unique meaning based on Japan's deep history. Perfect for lovers of Japan.
Nuri Wappa Series
Hand-painted for an elegant finish, our Nuri Wappa series is designed to give a more traditional Japanese bento look and feel. This style is based on ‘Magewappa’, the traditional Japanese craft of bending wood using steam or boiled water. And as these are not actually made of wood, this is the ideal bento box for adults who want a Japanese style design but with the convenience of easy use and care.
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The collection Japanese style bento boxes at Majime Life reflects our love for Japanese food and culture. We have a wide selection of quality products ready to be delivered straight to your door.
If you have any questions regarding our popular product range - from furoshiki Japanese wrapping cloths to bento box accessories - feel free to contact us. We’ll always do our best to offer advice and guide you through the many options available.