1.11.08

あきやすみ 3 - 仙台から東京


Aki yasumi pt. 3 - Sendai kara Tokyo (Autumn Vacation part 3 - Sendai to Tokyo)

Yesterday was our sad departure from the family home in Sendai (仙台). It was sad but also exciting since we're now in Tokyo (東京), and that means more adventures for us! We traveled the long distance on the Shinkasen (新幹線), of course. In the photo above you can see our train pulling into Sendai Station.

We were hungry after getting on-board so we decided to have ekiben (Eki Bento - Eki = Station, Bento = lunchbox). This particular ekiben was totally incredible! Inside the box were tender and delicious slices of beef tongue on top of a bowl of fluffy rice with some pickles on the side. It was very good! What made this bento so amazing, though, is the fact that it heated itself up!!! As you can see from the instructions, you just pull the string from the bottom of the box and it starts working. Within about 3 seconds, there was steam shooting out the corners of the box-- it got so hot that a little bit of the price tag started to turn black (you can see that in the lower corner there). After letting the bento sit for about 5 minutes, there's a nice, hot lunch ready to eat!! I have never seen anything like it-- it's amazing. I can never visit Japan and not find something that's small and ordinary here, but that is totally amazing to me.

4 comments:

jonhohx said...

congrats on your official marriage...and welcome to tokyo. Enjoy akihabara

Anonymous said...

hi, do u know who is the invention of this ekiben concept?

Jules said...

hi, do u know who is the invention of this ekiben concept?

Brother Wormgear said...

Well, I know that the product is made by the Kobayashi Bento company in Sendai. Here is a link to the product: http://www.kobayashibento.com/products/ekiben03.html

I don't know who invented this concept, though!