Discover antique bento boxes at this store with a deep history
Just walking inside this store feels amazing. Established in 1689, Hanbey Fu is a store with a deep history specializing in fu, a traditional Japanese food made of wheat gluten. The store’s incredible beliefs surrounding hospitality and the cherishing of Japanese food culture, lead to this showcase of the creation of bento boxes—many of which are from the Edo period (1603-1868). As having a meal was considered a form of leisure, many enjoyed eating outdoors while appreciating natural scenery. It’s a part of Japanese culture to have profound respect towards nature and the changes each season brings. These beliefs are well transmitted through a variety of unique bento boxes that can be observed at this museum—which is open to walk around in for free.