As all THE items, this bento box is a perfect synthesis of what every bento box would need to be.
Far from cheap plastic bento boxes that invaded the market, it is made of pure, sturdy, lightweight, heat-resistant and easy to clean aluminum.
Moreover, the property of the oxide film on the aluminum is much more resilient to damage on the surface than plastic materials, which means that it is less likely for bacteria to find their way into the scratches, maintaining a sterile and hygienic container.
Higher than the traditional lunch boxes, it is easier to carry, as well as more space efficient in the user’s bag. The total capacity is 375ml. A child can carry one; an adult can carry two to separate the rice from the side dishes.
By making the top lid taller than the traditional aluminum bento box, it is also less likely for the lid to fall off and the contents to spill.
On a separate note: The “Hinomaru” bento is a stereotypical lunch in the Japanese food culture that consists of a salted plum placed in the center of the white rice to resemble the Japanese flag. The size of THE lunch box is designed so that when a large piece of salted plum is placed in the center of the rice, it resembles a proportion very close to that of the Japanese flag.