Dating customs with bento boxes
A large number of velcro straps hold everything in place and the anti crush pole is inserted.
There is space and velcro tabs for tools such as track pumps and plenty of space for a helmet or clothing.
Unlike most subscription services I’ve received so far, the Betoyo Bento box was nicely wrapped with a ribbon and sticker and then shipped in a plastic shipping bag, which added a great personal touch.
It’s worth noting that Betoyo Bento is located in Hong Kong, rather than Japan, which could be to their detriment as they may not be able to get items as cheaply as other companies.
Furoshiki are, however, commonly used to wrap and transport lunch boxes (bento) and often double as a table mat for the lunch. Initially they were of designs that did not use much colour, but as the colour dyeing techniques evolved, towards the end of his life he designed more colourful designs.On March 6, 2006, the Japanese Minister of the Environment, Yuriko Koike, created a furoshiki cloth to promote its use in the modern world. When it comes to Japan-related subscription services, there is no shortage of options in the candy/snack department, but if you want to venture into the realm of collectables and other knickknacks, there are considerably fewer services available.The most common sizes are 45 cm (17.7 inch) and 68–72 cm (26.7-28.3 inch).
Although there are still furoshiki users in Japan, their numbers declined in the post-war period, in large part due to the proliferation of the plastic shopping bag.
With 5 to 6 items coming every month, Betoyo Bento tries to cram in as much value into each box as it can.