Kids Bento Supplies Tokyo – Try Loft Ikebukuro Sunshine City
You need to visit LOFT. Loft is located in many of the larger suburbs of Tokyo. For super-cute kids bento supplies Tokyo, we’d suggest Sunshine City in Ikebukuro. This LOFT has LOTS, but more importantly than that, you can take the kids to Namco Nanja Town while you are there. Hint: Find the icecream shop there! It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience.A little bit about Bento Supplies Tokyo (and Japan in general)
In Japan, eating from an “Obento” box for lunch is a cultural standard. An obento meal is a balanced and aesthetically pleasing meal for one, a single-portion takeout or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine. A traditional bento holds rice, fish or meat, with pickled or cooked vegetables, usually in a box-shaped container. Bento are often wrapped with a pretty ‘furoshiki’ cloth wrap that, when knotted, forms a sack with a carry handle that helps keep multiple layers of bento safe from spilling.
Many (if not most) Japanese mothers have been conditioned to take pride in the aesthetic presentation of their children’s lunches. It’s the done thing, and a beautiful thing it is. (If you ever have the luck to have a bento box prepared for you by a Japanese mama, say yes! It’s a glorious gift.)
Over the years, bento box preparation has become something of a design-statement too and with this development, came SUPER CUTE bento box accessories and supplies. Paper patty pans just don’t cut it anymore! Luckily, bento supplies are readily accessible and cheap, so that all Japanese mamas who want to become an ‘Artist of Daily Obento Box’ can.
If you buy some bento box accessories as take-home souvenirs, you can too!
Loft Sunshine City has hundreds of kids-style bento supplies.
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Opening Hours & Entry Fees
From Ikebukuro Station
From Higashi-Ikebukuro Station
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Eat and Drink
All this talk of Bento boxes must be making you as hungry as Roam the Gnome and I. So, here’s some inspiration to get you started on making your own SUPER CUTE bento for the kids and you.
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