It is still raining and cold outside so today I bought a bento box for lunch.
It is the food section of the new building ‘Scramble Square’ I went to. Here are some pictures.
Have you ever head of bento box ?
It is a lunch box, and in Japan, it is common to have okazu and rice in a bento box.
Okazu is a side dish, with rice.
Side dishes could be chicken, beef, pork…
Rice is often provided in the form of ‘Onigiri’ with seaweed like these:
I had my bento made by my mother during Junior High and High schools. It was so much fun to open a bento, I remember. Maybe a students’ favorite time)
My mother ran a stationery store, so sometimes she was so busy that my grandmother made it.
Grandmother tried her best but how it looked was a bit old-fashion at the time, and I remember I was embarrassed when I opened it in front of my classmates.
And I did not thank her when I came home. Or I might have even told her not to make bento for me because I was not able to open it at classroom.
Now, when I am relaxed while taking a long bath, this bitter memory comes back to me.
If she was still alive and made me a bento, I would give her plenty of gratitude. And I should have proudly opened her bento box in front of classmates. I just did not have such courage.
In Japan, we say
‘By the time you wish to be a good child, your parents are long gone.’
In this case, it is my grandmother. I have many things to say to her.
For brushes, here are some sets for Christmas – Hakuhodo and Chikuhodo.
Please let me know if you are interested)
Thank you for reading,